The next 6 weeks see the culmination of "Stage One" of my stay at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême. After doing a bunch of workshops and events here in town, I'm hitting the road, going to two festivals this April, plus a special evening in Paris as guest of the Oulipo.
This afternoon I'm off to Corsica for BD à Bastia where I'll be participating a repeat version of the OubapoShow (with several exciting changes to the lineup). There's also a staggering amount of high-caliber talent that's going to be there, just check out that guest list!
The following weekend, April 12-14, Jessica and I will be at the Rencontres du 9ème Art in Aix-en-Provence along with our two children. If you want to find us, a good place to start will be the merry-go-round.
On April 25 I'll be heading up to Paris for jeudis de l'Oulipo at the BNF. This is really exciting as Oubapo has been invited to perform in Oulipo's weekly reading/performance series at the national library.
Meanwhile, back in Angoulême, there's a small Oubapo exhibit going up at the Musée de la Bande Dessinée featuring art from me (well, printouts of 99 Ways), Lécroart, Ayroles, Trondheim, Killoffer and maybe more.
The whole season comes to a climax on May 18, which is La Nuit des Musées. I'll be at the museum all evening long talking about Oubapo, playing an oversized game of Scroubabble, doing a 4x4 session, and more. I'm hoping we can get Ayroles and or Lécroart down for the evening as well.
There's actually at least one more festival on the horizon, Amiens at the beginning of June, but I think this is enough info for now, don't you?
Oh, one more thing: if you didn't catch it on April 1, please take a look at the excellent April Fool's Day prank (Poisson d'avril in France) that La Cité's director Gilles Ciment invited me to be a part of.