Here, belately, are some images from the the book festival in Albert, where we launched the French edition of the ambitious international collaboration between Kendal and Amiens. This took place the weekend before the Kendal comic festival (see last post). The whole weekend of the Albert book festival was devoted this year to the Traces anthology and to BD more generally. The contributors to the volume spent most of the weekend signing and sketching. Some were also involved in live drawing, appearing on panels etc. It was great to be in the company of Victoria Lomasko and Mikiko, who were sharing a signing table with us.
When the festival finished, we needed to go straight home to prepare for the one in Kendal, so we missed the visit to the graveyards and battlefields laid on by the organisers. However, we did manage to visit the WW1 Somme museum in Albert.