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Angloulême Winners: Chroniques de Jérusalem

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

The Best Comic Award (the Fauve d’Or) went to Guy Delisle and his journalistic comic Chroniques de Jérusalem. This prize can be awarded to a comic from any genre, style or geographical region and, in the case of Jérusalem, is a recognition of a work that has both exemplified and broadened the communicative capabilities for comics as a form of documentary. Guy uses wonderfully controlled clear line and grey tones to depict his trip to an Israeli checkpoint while travelling with Médicins Sans Frontières – both immersive and entertaining, Guy is a master of the travelogue.

Now keep an eye out for a documentary on the man himself and his various chronicals. Also on Guy’s site, his brilliant blog full of photos, development and sketches drawn on location in Israel for the book – check it out!

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.