Angoulême 2023 festival: golden bell awarded to “the color of things” by Martin Panchaud

The jury of the 50th International Comic Strip Festival has rewarded an original work since it owes its realization to layout and cartography software.

by Frédéric Potet

The Golden Fauve of the best album of the past year was awarded to the color of things (here and there), from Swiss Martin Panchaud, Saturday January 28 in Angoulême. Chaired by the director and actor Alexandre Astier, the jury of the 50 e International comic book festival (FIBD) has rewarded an original work on the formal level since it owes its realization to software On page and mapping (Google Maps, Indesign, Illustrator…).

Innovative, this comic book without drawing is also in its narration, its characters being represented in the form of circles of colors, seen from high, without perspective. Disputing at the beginning, the process is not exempt from a hopping staging: well felt and adventure dialogues that are linked to the reader in suspense until the end of this humorous melodrama embodied by a 14 -year -old child .

 “The color of things”, by Martin Panchaud. That

Suffering a meadow of adolescents in his neighborhood, Simon follows the advice of a clairvoyant to win the Tiercé a colossal sum that he can only touch with the signing of his parents. Las: his mother is found unconscious in his house, his father fled … influenced by Chris Ware in the art of getting his eye on his pages, the author manages to hold his graphic bet: Tell a story to The help of geometric symbols and pictograms. Welcomed in bookstores (18,000 copies sold since its release in September), the color of things is the second album of the publishing house here and there to win a golden fawn, a year after Ecoute, Jolie Marcia, from the Brazilian Marcello Quintanilha.

The complete prize list of the 50 e edition of the Angoulême Festival

Golden Fauve Prix for Best Album: The color of things (that and there), from Martin Panchaud.

Special jury fawn: Animan (Exemplary Editions), Anouk Ricard.

youthful fawn: the long step of turkeys (rue de Sèvres), Léonie Bischoff and Kathleen Karr.

Special fawn of the great youth jury: all the princesses die after midnight (the Lombard), of Quentin Zuttion.

Fauve Polar: Hound Dog (Denoël Graphic), from Nicolas Pegon.

Fauve of alternative comics: Forn de Calç (Extincio Edicions).

Eco-Fauve: under the Sun (Actes Sud/L’An 2), d’Ana Penyas, translation of Benoît Mitaus.

Fauve heritage: stone flowers (revival), of Hisashi Sakaguchi.

Fauve Public Price: Naphthalin (here and there), Sole Otero.

Fauve des Lycéens: Khat (Editions La Joy de Lire), from Ximo Abadia.

Fauve Revelation: A Rainette in Fall (and more …) (Editions de la Cerise), Linnea Sterte.

FAUVE SERIES: Blood ties t. 11 (ki-oon), from Shuzo Oshimi.

/Media reports cited above.