The festival will shortly be celebrating its last christmas before a change of season in 2016 to a new date in march.
There will also be some changes to the various locations used during the Festival as the redevelopment of the former Friche Laiterie / Hall des Chars site has led us to seek alternative spaces. Consequently, The Drawing Dialogue / Dialogue de Dessins between Tom de Pékin and Pierre Faedi will be taking place in the black-room that the Kafteur has kindly lent us for the occasion. October Tone will be organising this year’s concerts just a stone’s throw away from the Salles des Colonnes where the Festival will continue to be held.
Guests include : our old friends l’Articho and Les Requins Marteaux, Kiblind magazine and a venture into their graphic world, children’s book publishers Les Fourmis Rouges, Bülb Comix’s box in a box, the rebels from Lyon Mauvaise Foi, Collection review’s exacting selection of contemporary drawing… on the home front, 2024 will be parading their stars, alongside left-field publishers Papier Gâchette, new faces and old, familiar ones like l’Institut Pacôme who’s farewell we will be wishing on sunday.
As for exhibitions, there will be plenty to discover, Violaine Leroy’s graphic novels, Delphine Harrer and Anna McKeir’s tattoo parlour, and a full programme of pro sessions and discussions taking place at the Maison de la Region. As for the next round of Battlestar Drawings we ask you to wait just a bit longer until the 12th of March and next year’s successor CV6, that runs from 10 to 20 March 2016.
The full programme for Strasbourg's illustration, comics and graphic art fair.
Independent Book Fair/Exhibitions/Talks/Concerts/Cinema
We're very pleased to have a good number of our Swiss neighbours taking part in this year's independent book fair, workshops, events and exhibitions. Discover a Cubist remake of the nation in the Hécatombe collective's exhibition, children's books on Joie de Lire's stand, fanzines at La Fabrique, something more graphic by It's Raining Elephants and the influential swiss-german periodical, Strapazin magazine. Our central exhibition is by the Swiss/French drawing duo; the Swiss comics' artist, Ibn Al Rabin and Strasbourg-based illustrator, Nikol. In advance of the Festival d'Angouleme there will be a preview of Chaucat's exhibition, at a 'curious' location in the town centre. The Séries Graphiques bookshop will be displaying a number of pop-up books by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud. There'll also be Mort du Poulpe to see at Kitsch'n, Gargarismes at the Tro'café, the Christelkindelsmärik creator's market, collages by Bill Noir at Avila and a conference at HEAR...
The gourmets among you won't want to miss the climax of the opening weekend, the second edition of live film-drawing duel taking place at Star Saint-Exupéry cinema and Panimix's concert programme for the following weekend.
A fresh, contemporary view of illustration, comics and drawing, not just for kids but for everybody.
A third edition of Central Vapeur with a Germanic trend : 3 German collectives present in the Salon des Indépendants and a concert "von Berlin".
About exhibitions : the return from a Haitian trip of G. Carlé and S. Bouquet, and especially the dialogue between Jean Lecointre and Icinori also to find declined in Paris by Arts Factory. But also a link strengthened with Toulouse, plenty of meetings, ...
A big first for the festival: a battle of drawings on the theme "cinema", before smoothly ending the second week-end.
Illustration, comics, drawings
For the second edition, the festival Central Vapeur proposes a route of exhibitions and events through the city.
Present the best of local illustration and comics creation and put it back into the national and European context.
Stay concentrated without being locked into a narrow definition of these arts.
Be interested in the similar initiatives in our margins in order to better define our territory, liven it up with the complicity of other arts such as music or cinema, create a circulation throughout the city and between the public.