“Contact” won the Grand prize of the City of Quebec

«Contacts» remporte le Grand prix de la Ville de Québec

Mélanie Leclerc has put the hand on the Grand prize of the City of Quebec, during the 33e awards Bédéis Causa, with his comic book Contacts.

This award, which is awarded to the best album in the French language, published in Quebec by canadian authors, was due to be delivered during the Festival Quebec BD. Cancelled, the awards were presented on Thursday, on the page Facebook of the body.

Book cover of “Contacts” from the author of the comic strip in québec Mélanie Leclerc.

The price Bédéis Causa highlight the work of artisans from quebec and canada to the comic.

Published in may 2019, Contacts is a portrait of the author trace of his father, Martin, a cameraman for the national film Board and the first son of Félix Leclerc.

“It is important for us to submit our prices and to continue this tradition in the middle of the 9th art in Quebec”, said in a press release, Thomas-Louis Côté, director of the Quebec BD.

The Prix Réal-Fillion has been awarded to Brigitte Archambault for the BD project Shiatsung published in Mechanical engineering last fall.

The covers of the works rewarded in the 33rd edition of the awards Bédéis Causa (Edit 2020).

This award recognizes a canadian author, writer, or cartoonist, most illustrated with his first album francophone professional.

The project Shiatsung tells the story of a woman who has been raised alone, by a screen speaking, in a bungalow in which the court is surrounded by a wall which is impassable.

François Miville-Deschênes has put the hand on the Prix Albéric-Bourgeois for the best album of the French language published abroad by an author, cartoonist or scriptwriter canadian.

He received this award for his BD Zaroff, scripted by Scott Rubert, published by Lombard.

The Price Roberto-Wilson, a favorite of the jury for an album published in French and from a translation, has been awarded to Aj Dungo to In Waves published by Casterman.

Pascal Colpron and Jocelyn Boisvert have been rewarded with the Price Yvette-Lapointe for the best youth album of French language published by canadian authors, with volume 1 of Death and dug up published by Dupuis.

A tribute

The Prix Maurice-Petitdidier, an award, coup de coeur of the jury for a French-language album published abroad by foreign authors non-canadians, was handed over to Cyril Lieron and Benedict Dahan for In the head of Sherlock Holmes (Ankama).

Sarah Dunlavey, alias Madame Lady, received the Award, Jacques Hurtubise, which aims to help an emerging author to help complete a project already in the works of publishing in self-publishing. A$ 1,000 scholarship offered by the Librairie Pantoute is associated with this award.

At the helm of the Appointment of the BD from the Library of Quebec in the past 15 years, Michel Giguère, placed a hand on the Prix Albert-Starts awarded to an individual or organization that has marked the world of the comic strip in French-speaking Quebec.

“It is thanks to a fundamental work such as his that the comic strip in québec experienced its best years in the last 15 years,” said the author Francis Desharnais, who paid tribute to him.

The jury was composed of Raymond Poirier (CKRL 89.1), Marie-Hélène Vaugeois (Librairie Vaugeois), Marco Duschene (Librairie Pantoute), Jérôme Vermette (Library Liberty) Julie Collin (Julie bed to bed) and Marik Trepanier (national Library of Québec).

It is possible to look for this 33rd awards ceremony on the various digital platforms of the Festival Quebec BD.

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