This is the consecration for Marcello Quintanilha.
Listening, pretty Márcia
, the Brazilian author won the prize for the best album of the year, the Fauve d'or, at the Angoulême Festival on Saturday.
Published in September by Éditions Çà et Là, this graphic novel tells the dilemmas of a mother living in a favela near Rio, whose daughter falls into gang violence.
Son of a professional footballer, Marcello Quintanilha, born in 1971, left Brazil 20 years ago for Barcelona, Spain.
He had already won the 2016 polar prize in Angoulême for
The Grand Prize for Julie Doucet
The Éco-Fauve Raja prize, a subject of controversy after the resignation of a first jury protesting against the sponsorship of a packaging manufacturer, was awarded to Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny and Christian Quesnel for
Mégantic, a train dans la nuit
(Éditions Écosociété), the story of an industrial disaster in Quebec in 2013. The most prestigious award, the Grand Prix, was awarded Wednesday to Julie Doucet, the first Canadian and fourth woman to put her name on this list which crowns the whole of a work.
The Angoulême Festival closes its doors this Sunday evening, after welcoming fewer authors this year because of its postponement to an unusual date.
The gray and cold weather of the first two days, Thursday and Friday, as well as the busy news between the war in Ukraine and the presidential campaign, did not help the attendance figures either.
However, comics have never done so well in France.
In 2021 (the year in which an Asterix album was released), according to the firm Xerfi, its growth reached 34%.
And according to GfK, it represents 24% of the book market, just behind general literature (25%).
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