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BD: Emmanuel Guibert wins the Grand Prix d'Angoulême 2020


Finalist for the third consecutive year, Emmanuel Guibert, author of the series "The war of Alan", received Wednesday the Grand Prix d'Angoulême 2020, one of the most prestigious international distinctions…

BD designer and screenwriter Emmanuel Guibert is the 2020 winner of the Grand Prix of the city of Angoulême. It is one of the highest distinctions for a comic book author. It was awarded to him for all of his work.

This price is awarded after a vote by the community of professional comic book authors published in French, regardless of their nationality. It was announced during the opening ceremony of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Finalist for the third consecutive year, Emmanuel Guibert, 56, was in the running against the American Chris Ware (also finalist in 2018 and 2019) and the French Catherine Meurisse, cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo, who has just been named to the 'Acadamy of Arts.

"Alan's War"

Creator of "The War of Alan", a series inspired by the memories of his friend and former American soldier Alan Ingram Cope, Emmanuel Guibert is also the author of the series "The photographer" (Dupuis, 2003-2006) inspired by the life of photographer Didier Lefèvre on a mission for Doctors Without Borders.

Emmanuel Guibert is also the screenwriter of the children's series "Ariol" (Bayard) and "Sardine from space" (Dargaud), designer of "The teacher's daughter" and "Black olives" (written by Joann Sfar) or "Scarlet Captain" (written by David B.).

In 2017, Emmanuel Guibert had already received the René-Goscinny prize for the script for all of his work in Angoulême.

In 2019, the Angoulême Grand Prize was awarded to the Japanese Rumiko Takahashi, one of the major authors of the manga, creator in particular of the series "Ranma 1/2" or even "Maison Ikkoku" ("Juliette, je t 'J'aime "in French).

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