French Connections Seminar | An Introduction to French-Belgium Comics – Philippe Ostermann, Director of the Alliance Française Sydney
Department of French and Francophone Studies Research Seminar Series
An Introduction to French-Belgium Comics
Philippe Ostermann (Director, Alliance Française Sydney)
From Tintin to Asterix, many French-Belgian comics – or “Bande Dessinées” – have won the hearts of readers around the world. With an incredible diversity of graphic styles, a unique sense of humour, and the ability to illustrate even the most complex of concepts, these Bande Dessinées are now recognised as the “Ninth Art” and are a true cultural phenomenon in Europe.
Philippe Ostermann, former CEO of the biggest European Bande Dessinée publisher will present a short history of French comics, and how this medium, born in children’s magazines, now reaches all kinds of readers.
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