Fumetti festival took place on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015 at La Maison de quartier Madeleine-Champ de Mars in Nantes and offered an exciting selection of mostly local comic scene and independent publishing. As an international editor, freshly based in Nantes, EDITION LIDU had the chance to present its cretive work during the festival along with great editors focusing on BD (Band Dessinée / Comics in French) - The hoochie coochie, Vide Cocagne, PAN !, Polystyrène, Radar, Radio as Paper, just to name a few.
What we really liked was the collaborative spirit. Many editors and artists offered workshops and participative performance: Catch - the drawing battle, Caoutchouc Magazine let visitors complete their first issue, Tetra éditions proposed gravure on Tetra Pack, Pan offered Le Töner kebab - a delicious creative diet made of paper, thanks to Vide Cocagne visitors could create a bizarre family tree connections also animals and comic characacters and edition lidu printed the World´s longest live printed book created with visitors of the festival.
The visitors could also view exhibitions by l’Encre Blanche, Mathieu Demore, Benjamin Bachelier or la Fédération Officielle de Catch de Dessinateurs à Moustaches Nantais.
And to promote all this, Radio Jet FM settled in the heart of the festival for 2 days to broadcast interviews with those actively participating at the festival. You can listen to talks with editors, authors and artists on Radio Jet FM here, the interview with Ludmila Favardin (artist and founder of edition lidu) can be found here (from 0:30 to 0:42).
Photo credits edition lidu, Fumetti and Crap's Toff, 2015.