The BD Fnac France Inter 2023 award reveals its five finalists

The BD Fnac France Inter 2023 award reveals its five finalists

After a call for applications in October 2022 that brought together 20 comics, the Fnac France Inter Comic Book Prize has just revealed the five finalists for the 2023 competition. The winner will be announced on January 5, the occasion of the inauguration of Comic Book Month.

The Fnac France Inter Comics Award was awarded this year in 1984 by Xavier Coste, adapted from the work of George Orwell. On January 5, 2023, a new album will succeed it, and the finalists of this 11th edition were announced this Thursday, December 8. In October, FNAC bookstores and the editorial staff of France Inter selected 20 comics for after the scheduled call. Hero weight David Sala (ed. Casterman), Pocanhontas Patrick Prugne, (Ed. Daniel Maghen), or even The secret of superhuman strength Alison Bechdel (Ed.Denoël)…All these works were selected this year, but did not pass the final qualifications.

And the finalists for the 2023 FNAC France Inter Comics Award are…

After evaluating and evaluating each album, the jury selected five finalists. They are among them Istanbul Concerned Diary, Volume 1 (Ed. Dargaud) by Ersina Karabuluta, in which the author talks about her career, from her childhood in the poor suburbs of the Turkish capital to her position as an editor. Through this self-portrait, the writer takes us into an intimate but also political story while describing the changes in his homeland. Selection is also important Little brother (Ed. Casterman) by Jean-Louis Tripp, a comic in which the author explores the concept of grieving after losing a brother who was accidentally hit by a car.

Little brother by Jean-Louis Tripp. © Dargaud
The Pizzlys by Jeremiah Moreau. © Delcourt

The Pizzlys (Ed. Delcourt) by Jérémie Moreau, recounts the astonishing journey of an Uber driver and his latest client to Alaska after an accident. comics Dry cleaning (Ed. Rue de Sévres) by Jorris Mertens is the fourth finalist and tells the sad story of François, who after witnessing a crime scene where he finds a bag full of bills, decides to pocket the money. Finally, Perpendicular to the Sun (Ed. Delcourt) Valentine Cuny-Le Callet draws an interesting parallel between a prisoner sentenced to death and the author whose correspondence and occasional visits will allow her to weave a unique relationship with the prisoner.

Dry cleaning by Joris Mertens. © Rue de Sevres
Perpendicular to the Sun Valentine Cuny-Le Callet. © Delcourt

A final panel chaired by Rebecca Manzoni will determine the winner among these five albums. The columnist will announce the winner on January 5, 2023 in her show Totemic. He will receive the BD Fnac France Inter award, the same evening, at the Maison de la Radio. The winner will also receive a promotion of his work in Fnac bookstores on the occasion of comics month – which will end with the Festival in Angoulême – while France Inter will support the author through a major promotional campaign.

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