Simon LAMOURET - 2021 Comic Revelation for his album "L’Alcazar"
The ADAGP Comic Book Revelation in partnership with the Quai des Bulles festival (Saint-Malo), promotes and encourages the work of young comic book authors (less than 3 albums published), creators of both drawing and script.
Following a preselection of 10 albums, a jury of professionals co-chaired by Jean-Michel Alberola (artist) and Joan Punyet Miró (Miró estate), and composed of Isabelle Dethan (comic book author), Aniss El Hamouri (2018 Revelation laureate), Eric Feres (2019 Revelation laureate), Victor Macé de Lepinay (producer and journalist at Radio France) and Marc Monjou (director of the European School of Image, Angoulême) chose to distinguish:
For his album "L’Alcazar"
published by Sarbacane editions (September 2020).
This graphic novel, centered on a construction site in a large Indian city, is a social, cultural and choral portrait of contemporary India. The jury praised "the elegance of the colors and the design, as well as the great humanity that emanates from this album, where the author's benevolence is expressed in all of his characters".
Also seduced by the on-board camera of this work, halfway between fiction and documentary, the jury let themselves be carried away by this "story of an edification, to the discovery of an immense country on 2,000 m2 on the ground. ".
Simon Lamouret receives an endowment from ADAGP of 5,000 euros. His work will be presented on the walls of the ADAGP and his portrait filmed and broadcast on arte.fr. He will receive his prize at the 40th edition of the Quai des Bulles Festival (Saint-Malo), from October 29 to November 1, 2021.
The winners of previous BD Revelations
2020 : Agnès Hostache - Nagasaki, éditions Le Lézard noir
2019 : Eric Feres - Sabre, éditions Dargaud
2018 : Aniss El Hamouri - Comme un frisson, éditions Vide Cocagne
2017 : Robin Cousin - Le profil de Jean Melville, éditions FLBLB
2016 : Néjib - Stupor Mundi, éditions Gallimard BD
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