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Taiwan comics to be featured at Salon SoBD in Paris

  • Date:2017-12-08~2017-12-10
Taiwan comics to be featured at Salon SoBD in Paris

Four Taiwanese comic artists - Hom (翁瑜鴻), Elainee Fang (房瑞儀), Lin Li-chin (林莉菁), and Ho Hsueh-yi (何學儀) - will showcase their works at the 7th Comic Salon in Paris (Le Salon de la BD à Paris) from Dec. 8 through 10.

Hom, who has been selected by the Ministry of Culture to join the 2017-2018 residency program in Angouleme, is an award-winning artist who has won accolades from the Golden Comic Awards and Comico Competition in 2011 and 2015.

In 2016, Hom's representative work "Big City, Little Things (大城小事),” was shortlisted by the Golden Comic Awards for the youth comics category. She also participated in the Q series (漫畫植劇場) interdisciplinary program launched by noted director Wang Shau-di (王小棣).

Fang, a recent graduate of the UK Royal College of Art, is an emerging artist and former guest columnist of Paperplane magazine. Fang has since published her own magazine and held several exhibitions across Taiwan. She has been selected to join the residency program in Angouleme as well.

Lin is an award-winning artist recognized by the Angoulême International Comics Festival and curator of Planet Manga, a 2012 Taiwan-themed comics month at Pompidou Centre. Her debut work, "My Youth, My Formosa (我的青春,我的Formosa),” was inspired by her childhood memories of Taiwan under martial law.

"Fudafudak: the place that sparkles (Fudafudak閃閃發光之地),” Lin's latest work that explores indigenous cultures and the environment in Taiwan, was awarded the Doctors Without Borders Award at Rendez-vous du carnet de voyageinClermont-Ferrand, France this year.

Ho, who specialized in telling dark humor stories, has self-published comics such as "Mr. Bunny's Adventure (兔子先生冒險記).” Her works have been showcased in Angouleme, Paris, and Hong Kong. She received prizes from the 2016 Angouleme International Comics Festival as well as Polymanga 2017.

Salon SoBDtakes place annually in the historic district of Le Marais. Every year, it brings together roughly 100 French journalists and critics to list the best comics of the year. The salon offers forums and workshops that feature over 40 publishers, and serves as a platform for comic artists to showcase their works, interact with readers, and network with publishers to gain collaboration opportunities.

Every year, SoBD invites a country and a comic artist as the guest of honor to showcase their works. Taiwan was selected as the guest of honor in 2015 and held an acclaimed exhibition featuring the history of Taiwan comics.

Read the press release in French here: Quatre autrices taïwanaises au SoBD

  • Date: Dec. 8 - 10, 2017
  • Venue: Halle des Blancs Manteaux
  • Address: 48, rue Vieille du Temple 75004 Paris
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