The comic book grand prize finalists are…
Finalists for the Grand Prix Québec BD.
The names of the finalists for the Bédéis Causa awards, which reward cartoonists from here and elsewhere, were announced on Monday by the organization of the Festival Québec BD.
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Rewarding the best French-language album published in Quebec by one or more Canadian authors, the Grand Prix de la Ville de Québec has been renamed the Grand Prix Québec BD.
Two comic books linked to horror and fantasy are among the five finalists, namely Chanson noire by Jeik Dion and La cité oblique by Christian Quesnel and Ariane Gelinas. The other three finalists are La méduse de Boum, Giants with feet of clayby Alain Chevrier and Mark McGuire as well as Un Paris pour Dallaire by Siris and Marc Tessier.
As for the Réal-Fillion prize, awarded to the author. Canadian trice, scriptwriter and/or illustrator having distinguished herself the most with her first professional French-language album, the finalists are Caroline Soucy for Pol Polaire tome 1: Heatstroke! , Éloïse Marseille for Confessions of a Normal Woman as well as Geneviève Bigué for Sometimes the lakes burn.
The finalists for the Réal-Fillion prize. Photo: Courtoisie Québec BD
“As always, creations from here are honored in our prizes and we urge people to explore the albums and work of the nominated authors to appreciate the richness of today's comic strip!”, said in a press release the director of Québec BD, Thomas-Louis Côté.
A total of eight prizes will be awarded during the evening of April 14. at the Musée de la civilization de Québec, including the Albert-Chartier tribute prize and the Jacques-Hurtubise prize, awarded to a new creation in progress. The latter is one of the five categories whose winners will receive a $1000.
To find the complete list of finalists, it’s here.