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Salon de la Bande Dessinée et des Arts Graphiques de Roubaix

The first ever “Salon de la Bande Dessinée et des Arts Graphiques ” (Comic and Graphic Arts Convention) is coming up!! It will be held in the city of Roubaix during the French national comic festival which takes place from the 29th May to the 5th June this year. Our salon promises to become an inescapable appointment with all the comics fans in France, Belgium or even more other countries.
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The salon will be present during 3 days .Here are the events to keep an eye out:
The 2nd of June, introduction of the salon will be held at Museum La Piscine (Art and Industrial Museum) in Roubaix. A conference in the theme of “the world of graphic arts, from the sketch to the diversion of literary genres” will be given by Eric Hérenguel and François Boucq. The seats are limited, for reservation, please send an email to

The 3rd and 4th of June the Salon will be open to the public at Condition Publique, 4 themes as follows:

– Discovery of the Comic world: Meeting with authors, introductions of albums and open discussions with the public.

– Exhibitions: There will be displays of the creation of Comics, from the sketchbook to the printing house, video games, fashion design and all other sorts of art related disciplines.

– Conferences and Discussions: Scriptwriters, cartoonists and printers will be available to the public for questioning.

– Training area: Graphic schools will introduce their courses and Manpower, an employment agency will be available for questioning of the public and perhaps opportunities in this field.
A special evening will be organized in the movie theatre Duplexe on Saturday the 3rd June, at 18h45. The public is invited to share their impression with the group Renaissance after watching the movie as well as the making-of. Seats are limited, the sale of tickets starts the 31st May at Duplexe.
Prizes will be handed out to the best “First Comics Album”: 7 young authors in competition have been examined by a selected jury with Eric Hérenguel as the president. A cash prize of 2000 euros will be awarded to a lucky person at 15:00 on Sunday.
Conviviality, originality, creativity and savoir-faire are the keys words of our event and the “Salon de la Bd et des Arts Graphiques” promises to become a yearly appointment with the Roubaisiens!!
Salon de la Bande Dessinée et des Arts Graphiques de Roubaix, the 2nd ,3rd and 4th June. For all information :