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A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Art Spiegelman Annointed 39th President of Festival International de la Bande Dessinee

This is bigger news than it should be, in large part because the only two other Americans to earn the honor are Robert Crumb and Will Eisner. Apparently Spiegleman isn't as well-known in Europe beyond Maus, but this well-deserved honor should change that.

Worldwide, it doesn't get any bigger than Angouleme. It almost makes me wish I'd taken French in high school and college instead of Spanish. Funny, at the time I didn't think I'd ever need either......

1 comment:

mjhollman said...

This is wonderful! The French have sustained some of our most famous writers until they became famous here -- Poe and Falkner to name two. And they have an enormous affection for comic Jerry Lewis.
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