Irony always wins, even in Angouleme


Sometimes satire just presents itself. To promote the Morris and Lucky Luke exhibition at this year’s Festival of Angoulême, posters had been distributed all through town with the typical signs that would mark the western towns’ limits in the comic.

Then the gathered professionals reacted less than favourably on the faux fauves disaster (more on that here), and Festival director Franck Bondoux hinted at the fact that comics is a medium that enjoys mocking others and itself. In other words, “Don’t be sore losers, and put up with this.”

And so, these signs became quite topical all of a sudden, expressing the general feeling of the professionals towards the Festival’s organisers, saying “We’ve got tar, we’ve got feathers, and we sure like a good laugh”.

(Photo Gilles Ciment)

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