Angoulême 2023 introduces Authorities Choice of Leading Publications

The 2023 Angoulême International Comic books Celebration has actually revealed its main choice of leading publications launched in the French language this previous year. 2023’s version will certainly note the large French celebration’s 50th wedding anniversary.

There are some enjoyable shocks as once more some English-originated product has actually snuck right into opinion in lots of classifications. Generally Angoulême 2023 Authorities Choice listing one standout is the French version of Alison Bechdel’s 2021 visuals unique The Secret to Superhuman Toughness (in English with Seafarer Books), which appears to have actually verified as prominent with doubters in French as it has in English.

Bechdel’s publication is signed up with by the French versions of Tom Gauld’s Vengeance of the Librarians (2022, Drawn & Quarterly); Joshua Wedge’s Nod Away Vol 2 (2021, Fantagraphics); Glenn Head’s Chartwell Chateau (2021, Fantagraphics); Chris Gooch’s Under-Earth (2020, Leading Rack); as well as the 2nd quantity of James Tynion IV as well as Martin Simmonds’ Division of Reality.

Linnea Sterte’s A Frog in the Loss, released in French (as Une Rainette En Autumne) by La Cerise, is one more welcome shock as well as a bittersweet pointer that the English version might go away quickly with the closure of Peow Workshop at the end of this year. No matter, it stays a really deserving job.

In the 2023 Angoulême Heritage Choice reprint classification, Los Bros Hernandez’ Love & Firecrackers– which is commemorating its 40th wedding anniversary year– had a brand-new French collection arise eligible. Along with that, a task initially created by Sunday Press, Garrett Rate’s 1930s White Child cartoon is likewise up for opinion.

In the eighteen-strong Young people Choice [Sélection Jeunesse] classification are 2 English came from publications: Hope Larson & Rebecca Mock’s Salt Magic (2021, Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday Residence); as well as Trung Le Nguyen’s The Magic Fish (2020, Random Residence Graphic).

In the 2023 Angoulême criminal activity thriller classification [Sélection Fauve Polar SNCF], the French version of a 1986 comic, Murder By Remote by Janwillem Van De Wetering as well as Paul Kirchner (presently offered in English with Dover Press), as well as the 3rd quantity in Ed Brubaker as well as Sean Phillips’ Negligent initial visuals unique collection, Damage All Beasts (2021, Picture Comic books) have 2 of the 7 ports in the classification.

Below is the complete listing of publications in every classification for Angoulême 2023. Those with translations or English language versions offered have actually connected web links. Those without have their titles converted using DeepL.


[46 Titles]

A Trip Beyond Paradise vol 6, Masakazu Ishiguro (Pika).

Animan, Anouk Ricard (Exemplaire).

L’Arabe Du Future [Arab of the Future] vol 6, Riad Sattouf– Metropolitan Books has actually launched the initial 4 instalments in the collection, offered in United States using Macmillan.

L’Artiste À Mi-Temps [tr. Part-Time Artist], Timothée Ostermann (Sarbacane).

Au Dessus L’Odyssée [tr. Above the Odyssey], Jason (Atrabile)– Fantagraphics simply launched this collection in English as Advantage Dawn.

Beta: Civilisations Vol 2, Jens Harder (Actes Sud– L’An 2)– Not in English yet however Knockabout launched the precurser to Beta, Alpha: Instructions in 2015.

La Cendre et l’écume [tr. Ash and Foam], Ludovic Debeurme (Cornélius).

La Couleur Des Choses [tr. The Color of Things], Martin Panchaud (çà et là).

Darwin’s Case vol 1, Steer clear of Umezawa (Kana).

[Deplasmà], Joshua Wedge (çà et là)– Initial launched in English as Nod Away vol 2, released 2021 by Fantagraphics.

La Dernière Reine [tr. The Last Queen], Jean-Marc Rochette (Casterman).

Eden, Sophie Guerrive (2024 ).

Fool Evening Vol 2, Kasumi Yasuda (Glénat).

Gannibal Vol 10, Masaaki Ninomiya (Meian).

Hoka Hey, Neyef (Tag 619– Rue De Sèvres).

Ils Brûlent Vol 1, Aniss El Hamouri (6 Pieds Sous Terre).

L’Institut Des Benjamines [tr. Benjamins Institute], Anne Simon (Misma)– a straight follow up to Boris The Potato Kid, released by Fantagraphics this year.

Intraitable (tr. Unstoppable) Vol 6, Choi Kyu-Sok (Rue De L’Echiquier).

Je Viens De Loin Mais Je Repars Bientôt [tr. I Come From Far Away But I’m Going Back Soon], Ward Zwart & Enzo Smits, (Même Pas Mal).

Khat: Journal D’Un Réfugié [tr. Khat: Journal of a Refugee], Ximo Abadía (La Joie De Lire).

Les Liens Du Sang Vol 11, Shuzo Oshimi (Ki-Oon)– Readily Available in English as Blood on the Tracks from Vertical/Kodansha. 10 quantities presently offered in English with 11 as well as 12 incoming.

La Maison Nue [tr. The Naked House], Marion Fayolle (Magnani).

Le Manoir De Chartwell [Chartwell Manor], Glenn Head (Delcourt)– initial English variation released by Fantagraphics in 2021. A book version is can be found in January 2023.

La Mer À Boire [tr. The Drinking Sea], Blutch (2024 ).

Merel, Clara Lodewick (Dupuis).

Metax, Antoine Cossé (Cornélius)– English translation coming February 8, 2023 from Fantagraphics.

Michel: La Fin, Les Moyens, Promote Ça … [tr. Michel: The End, The Means, All That…], Pierre Maurel (L’Employé Du Moi).

Naphtaline, Sole Otero (çà et là).

Peau [tr. Skin], Sabien Clement & Mieke Versyp (çà et là).

Peleliu: Guernica of Heaven Vol 11, Kazuyoshi Takeda (Vega Dupuis).

Petar & Liza, Miroslav Sekulic-Struja (Actes Sud).

Les Pizzlys [tr. The Pizzlys], Jérémie Moreau (Delcourt).

Poisson À Pattes [tr. Fish With Feet], Blonk (Pow Pow).

La Princesse Du Château Sans Fin [tr. Princess of the Endless Castle], Shintaro Kago (Huber).

Une Rainette En Autumne, Linnea Sterte (La Cerise)– in English as A Frog in the Loss from Peow Workshop. Obtain this fast though as the author is closing down end of 2022. There is likewise an electronic variation.

Le Key De La Pressure Surhumaine [The Secret of Superhuman Strength], Alison Bechdel (Denoël Graphic)– Initially released in English in 2021 by Seafarer Books/Harper Collins.

Roxane Vend Ses Culottes [tr. Roxane Sells Her Panties], Maybelline Skvortzoff (Tanibis).

La Revanche Des Biliothécaires [Revenge of the Librarians], Tom Gauld (2024)– released by Drawn & Quarterly last month.

Se Rétablir [tr. Getting Well] Vol 1, Lisa Mandel (Exemplaire).

Health Facility, Erik Svetoft (L’Employé Du Moi)– Fantagraphics translation coming February 14, 2023.

La Terre, Le Ciel, Les Corbeaux [tr. The Earth, The Sky, The Crows], Stefano Turconi & Teresa Radice (Glénat).

T’Zée– Une Tragédie Africaine, Brüno & Appollo (Dargaud)– Europe Comic books launched a translation in September, electronic just.

The Division of Reality Vol 2, James Tynion IV & Martin Simmonds (Urban Comic books)– initially released in English from Picture Comic Books in 2021.

Under Planet, Chris Gooch (Huber)– initially released in English in 2020 as Under-Earth, using Leading Rack.

La Voix De Zazar [tr. The Voice of Zazar], Geoffroy Monde (Atrabile).

Work-Life Equilibrium, Aisha Franz (L’Employé Du Moi)– English version originating from Drawn & Quarterly April 4, 2023.



Fabulosas, Nazario (Misma).

Fleurs De Pierre [tr. Stone Flowers], Hisashi Sakaguchi (Resurgence).

Journal 1 & 2, Fabrice Neaud (Delcourt).

Là-Haut, non! [tr. Not Up There!], Filippo Scòzzari (Presque Lune).

Love & Firecrackers, Jaime Hernandez & Gilbert Hernandez (Komics Effort)– initially in English, at the same time Fantagraphics have actually simply launched their very own unique wedding anniversary box collection.

Ras Le Bol [tr. Fed Up], Cardon (Requins Marteaux/Super Loto Éditions).

White Young Boy, Garrett Rate (2024)– Sunday News release their total collection in 2015. Can currently get using Fantagraphics.


[18 Titles]

Ana et L’Entremonde Vol 1 [tr. Ana and the World Between], Cy & Marc Dubuisson (Glénat).

Aujourd’ Hui [tr. Today], Loïc Froissart, (L’Articho).

Boubou Et Ses Amis [tr. Boubou and his friends], Yoon-Sun Park (Biscoto).

Young Boys Run The Trouble, Keito Gaku (Akata)– offered in English using Kodansha. 4 quantities offered until now.

La Attendant Du Grand Magasin [tr.The department store concierge], Tsuchika Nishimura (Lézard Noir).

Les Contrées Salées, Hope Larson & Rebecca Mock (Rue De Sèvres)– Released in English as Salt Magic by Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday Residence, 2021.

De Cape et de Mots [tr. Of Cloak and Daggers], Kerascoët & Flore Vesco (Dargaud)– Europe Comic books has actually simply launched an electronic only translation released qualified “The Court Deception”.

Derrière Le Rideau [Behind the Curtain], Sara Del Giudice (Dargaud)– electronic only translation from Europe Comic books, launched back in August.

Félixe Et La Maison Qui Marchait La Nuit [tr. Felix And The House That Walked At Night], Sophie Bédard (La Ville Brûle).

Hormiya Vol 6, HERO & Daisuke Hagiwara (Nobi Nobi)– Yen Press releases the English version. 15 quantities presently offered.

La Longue Marche Des Dindes [tr. The Long March of the Turkeys], Kathleen Karr & Leonie Bischoff (Rue De Sèvres).

Position of Kings Vol 1, Sosuke Toka (Ki-Oon).

Récréation [tr. Recess], Victor Hussenot (La Joie De Lire).

Le Super Week-End De … L’Ocean [tr. The Super Week-End in…The Ocean], Gaëlle Alméras (Maison Georges).

The Magic Fish, Trung Le Nguyen (Ankama)– initial launched in English with Random Residence Graphic, 2020.

Toutes Les Princesses Meurent Après Minuit [tr. All Princesses Die After Midnight], Quentin Zuttion (Le Lombard).

Violette: Contre Diablot1 [tr. Violette versus Diablot1], Émilie Clarke (Biscoto).

Voleuse [Thieves], Lucie Bryon (Sarbacane)– released in English simply last month with NoBrow.

ANGOULÊME 2023 SÉLECTION FAUVE POLAR SNCF (Thriller style reward).


Colorado Train, Alex W. Inker (Sarbacane).

Le Dormeur [tr. The Sleeper], Rodolfo Santullo & Carlos Aón (Ilatina).

Gauloises, Igort & Andrea Serio (Futuropolis).

Canine Canine, Nicolas Pegon (Denoël Graphic).

Lost Boy London, Shinya Shima (Ki-Oon)– offered in English from Yen Press. Initially 2 quantities offered with the 3rd decreasing in January.

Meurtre Télécommandé [Murder By Remote Control], Janwillem Van De Wetering & Paul Kirchner (Tanibis)– initially launched in English in 1986, a reprint is offered from Dover PressReckless: Damage All Beasts [Reckless: Destroy All Monsters], Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Delcourt)– initial English version launched by Picture in 2021.

ANGOULÊME 2023 ECO-FAUVRE RAJA OPTION (Ecological Comic Books Reward).


To be Hill [tr. Mountain Being], Jacopo Starace (Blowpipe).

The Woodland, A Buissonnière Questions [tr. The Forest, An Inquiry], Claire Braud (Casterman).

Filthy! [tr. Filthy!], Elizabeth Holleville (Glénat).

Planetes [Planets] Vol 1, Makoto Yukimura (Panini)– the total Planetes collection is currently offered from Dark Steed Manga in 2 omnibus versions.

Imaginable [tr. Under the Sun], Ana Penyas (Actes Sud– Year 2).

The Trumpets Of Fatality [tr. The Trumpets of the Dead], Simon Bournel-Bosson (L’Agrume).

Vega, Yann Legendre & Serge Lehman (Albin Michel).


( Schools Reward, 10 publications selected by a court of 10 pupils from Authorities Choice).

Animan, Anouk Ricard (Instance).

Eden, Sophie Guerrive (2024 ).

Hoka Hey, Neyef (Tag 619– Rue De Sèvres).

They’re Burning Vol 1, Aniss El Hamouri (6 Feet Under).

Khat: Journal of an Evacuee [tr. Khat: Journal of a Refugee], Ximo Abadía (The Pleasure of Analysis).

Mothballs, Sole Otero (occasionally).

The Pizzlys [tr. The Pizzlys], Jérémie Moreau (Delcourt).

Footed Fish [tr. Fish With Feet], Blonk (Pow Pow).

T’Zée– An African Disaster, Brüno & Appollo (Dargaud)– Europe Comic books launched a translation in September, electronic just.

The Planet, The Skies, The Crows [tr. The Earth, The Sky, The Crows], Stefano Turconi & Teresa Radice (Glénat).