Exhibition at the “Archives Départementales” of Angoulême

Felix Pestemer’s graphic novel ‘The Dust of the Ancestors’ will debut in France and Germany just in time for Europe’s largest annual comics festival, the Angoulême International Comics Festival (26 – 29 Jan. 2012). In acknowledgement of the publication of ‘The Dust of the Ancestors’, the city archive of Angoulême is hosting an exhibition featuring the original large-format drawings, the storyboard sketches, and a documentation of the extensive source materials.

The exhibition will be open every day from 26 January to 2 February from 9 AM to 5 PM. The opening reception is on 26 January at 5:30 PM. Up until 29 January, on alternating days Felix Pestemer will be present to sign copies of his book at the “Espace Nouveau Monde” (the stand of Actes Sud/Editions de L´An 2, located between Hôtel de Ville and the theater) and at the exhibition itself in the city archives. (For exact dates and locations, see below.)

Excerpted from the pre-publication announcement of Editions de l´An 2: “The new publication of the month is Felix Pestemer’s spectacular book The Dust of the Ancestors, which is devoted to the rituals and traditions of the Mexican Day of the Dead. (Available at bookstores as of 25 January 2012.) More than 40 original drawings from the book as well as a variety of related working documents will be on exhibition on the ground floor of the Archives Départementales of Angoulême for the duration of the festival. The city archive is located on 24 Avenue Gambetta, 150 meters in the direction of the town center from the Angoulême Train Station.”

Link to the exhibition (French)
Brief description of ‘La Poussière des aïeux’ (French)
Reading excerpt ‘Der Staub der Ahnen’ (‘The Dust of the Ancestors’)

Exhibition: 27 Jan. – 2 Feb. 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Opening Reception: 26 Jan. 2012, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Archives Départementales
24 Avenue Gambetta
16000 Angoulême / France
Tel.: +34/54595/4323

Book signing dates:

Espace Nouveau Monde

Thu., 26 Jan., 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri., 27 Jan., 11:00 AM – 12.30 PM, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sat., 28 Jan., 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Son., 29 Jan., 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Archives Départementales

Thu., 26 Jan., 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM,
Fri., 27 Jan., 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sat., 28 Jan., 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Son., 29 Jan., 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM