Sept 26th, 6pm
972 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10075
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The Influence of French Comics in Children's Literature
Featuring authors Jacques Ferrandez and Clément Oubrerie, and publishers Françoise Mouly and Mark Siegel
French publishing has a long and rich tradition in children's comics and graphic novels. The variety of genres--including series based on incredible characters such as The Smurfs, adventure, humour, and detective stories--has contributed to the success of this market. Comics and graphic novels have found a readership across generations. In recent years, comics adaptations of literary classics have even allowed younger audiences to discover masterpieces, such as Oubrerie's graphic version of Pullman's Northern Lights, and have given teens an entry point into discovering complex stories such as Camus' The Stranger, adapted by Ferrandez. As children become more discerning readers, artists need to develop captivating stories and explore structural innovations to hold their interest. What makes a children's comic or graphic novel a bestseller? How best to address younger children? And teens? This moderated panel discussion will explore all of these questions and more.
Organized in partnership with the SCBWI, this event launches the French Comics Framed festival led by the French Comics Association.
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