Wednesday, May 18, 2005


The Sixth Annual Bédélys Prize For French Comics

By Bryan Munn

On Monday, May 16, 2005, the Promo 9e Art Foundation, based in Montreal, Canada presented the sixth annual Bédélys Prize offered to French comic books from the Province of Quebec. The awards were announced at the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec.

This year, the Foundation gave out three awards:
1. The Bédélys d'Or, offered by the Corporation des Bibliothécaires Professionnels du Québec (Professional Librarians) is attributed to the best French speaking graphic novel.
-Le Photographe Book 2, by Guibert, Lefèvre & Lemercier
-published by éditions Dupuis
-graphic novel about Doctors Without Borders set in Afghanistan
-$1000 prize

2. Bédélys Québec, offered by the Association des libraires du Québec. This prize celebrates the best graphic novel published within the Province of Quebec.
-L'abîme by Jean-Paul Eid & Claude Paiement
(pictured above, celebrating their win)
-second volume in the Naufragé de Mémoria series
-published by Éditions Milles-Îles
-$1000 prize

Special Mention
-Té malade, toi!, by Line Gamache
-published by Zone Convective

3. Prix Bédélys Jeunesse - Ville de Montréal, offered by the City of Montreal for the best graphic novel for the 7 to 12-year-old market. Voted on by a jury of children.
-Lou: Journal infime by Julien Neel
- published by Glénat

Site Officiel de Promo 9e Art -Press Release
Background (in English)