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Comic Strip Chronicles

NFB, Canal+ and Sacrebleu
2017 | 4 x 3 min
Technique: Drawing on graphic tablet.

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionQuebec City Film Festival 2017

Presentation

Trailer


THE TOOTH


Sweet Childhood


Free Love

Images


Panoramic Chronicle

Team


Guy Delisle
Director
Biography
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Photo : Sandra Mehl


Guy Delisle

Born in Quebec City, Guy Delisle studied animation in Ontario and has worked for studios around the world, notably in Germany, France, Israel, China, Vietnam and North Korea. His experiences abroad led to the creation of a number of works, including his graphic travelogues Shenzhen, Pyongyang, Burma Chronicles (Prix Albéric-Bourgeois, 2008) and Jerusalem (Prix Albéric-Bourgeois and Prix du meilleur album, Festival d’Angoulême, 2012). His popular three-volume series, Le guide du mauvais père (A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting), which first appeared in print in 2013, contains light, humorous vignettes on the ups and downs of being a stay-at-home dad. Hostage (2016), his latest work, chronicles the true story of an NGO administrator who was kidnapped.


Zviane
Director
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Zviane

Born in Longueuil in 1983, cartoonist Zviane (a.k.a. Sylvie-Anne Ménard) is also a music teacher who studied composition at Université de Montréal. Since 2004, her many graphic novels and comic books—particularly Mauve ciel, Esquive and Le bestiaire des fruits—have enjoyed great popular and critical success in Quebec and Canada. Zviane took top honours at the first Concours québécois de bande dessinée (2016). She is also a two-time winner (in 2010 for Apnée and in 2014 for Les deuxièmes) of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Québec, which honours Quebec’s best French-language comic book of the year. Besides producing numerous fanzines and appearing in various newspapers, she is co-creator (with fellow cartoonist Iris) of the popular series L’ostie d’chat. She also has her own blog, zviane.com.


Aude Picault
Director
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Aude Picault

Born in 1979, Aude Picault is a French comic-book artist, illustrator and musician known for her simple line drawings and wide-ranging work. Picault is as well known for her children’s stories as for her semi-autobiographical “chick lit” tales for adult readers. In 2005, Picault had a major hit with Moi je (followed two years later by Moi je et caetera), the adventures of a young woman who enjoys drinking, flirting with the opposite sex, and playing the trombone. Since then, many of her comic strips have been published by Glénat (Les Mélomaniaks series), Delcourt (Fanfare, Transat) and Dargaud (Parenthèse Patagone, Idéal standard). In the youth literature genre, she’s co-authored two works with Fabrice Parme and illustrated the books of Jean Regnaud. Her popular column, L’air du rien, has been published in the French newspaper Libération since 2013.


Lewis Trondheim
Director
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Lewis Trondheim

Laurent Chabosy, better known by his nom de plume, Lewis Trondheim, is a cartoonist, screenwriter and comic-book publisher from Fontainebleau, France. The founder of various groups devoted to comic books and creativity in general, (L’Association, OuBaPo, the Syndicat des auteurs de bande dessinée), and the creator of Delcourt’s Shampooing collection, Trondheim has published an impressive number of award-winning works. Among his most well known are Lapinot et les carottes de Patagonie (1992), which launched the popular series Les formidables aventures de Lapinot (translated into English as The Spiffy Adventures of McConey). The series comprises several strips and features his signature line-drawn characters/animals. Trondheim was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005. Together with Yannick Lejeune, he recently founded Papier, a magazine devoted entirely to comics.


Jean Mattieu Tanguy
Director
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Jean Mattieu Tanguy

Born in Vannes, France, Jean Matthieu Tanguy is a French filmmaker, draughtsman and animator. He studied cartooning and illustration at École Émile-Cohl in Lyon. In 2001, he moved to Paris, where he began working as a self-taught animator. Since then, through his own production company, Magenta, he has created numerous animated works for corporate projects, youth series (including the TV series Molang in 2016) and ad campaigns. In recent years, he’s collaborated with a number of renowned cartoonists (Christophe Blain, Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim) in addition to directing music videos for Thomas Fersen, Cyril Atef and Slow Joe & the Ginger Accident. His drawings have been exhibited in Paris.


Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)
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Julie Roy

As the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Animation Studio, Julie Roy has produced some 40 animated short films. She holds a master’s degree in cinema studies from Université de Montréal and has published numerous articles about women and animated films.

Her notable productions include The Subject by Patrick Bouchard and THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT by Matthew Rankin, both of which screened at Cannes, at the 2018 Directors’ Fortnight and the 2017 Semaine de la Critique, respectively. In 2016, she co-produced Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes (Papy 3D/NFB), which won the Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Among the many other artists whose work she has guided are Claude Cloutier, Michèle Lemieux, and Regina Pessoa.

Roy encourages diverse approaches to filmmaking, and is currently developing an interactive installation with Nicolas Brault and working with Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Madame Tutli-Putli, 2007) on their next short film.

 


Marc Bertrand
Producer
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Marc Bertrand

Marc Bertrand joined the French Animation Studio as a producer in 1998 and has since produced more than 100 films, including such notable successes as the award-winning series Science Please! (2001), and Noël Noël (2003) by Nicola Lemay, which won Gémeaux Awards for Best Animated Series or Film in 2002 and 2004 respectively.  He also co-produced with Marcel Jean the Norman McLaren Master’s Edition (2006), an award-winning DVD box set featuring digitally restored masterpieces by McLaren, a pioneer in the fusion of music and animation. Bertrand’s interest in new technology has led him to become involved in working on 3D films. In 2008, he coproduced Facing Champlain: A Work in 3 Dimensions, directed by Jean-François Pouliot, and produced Private Eyes, a new 3D film by Nicola Lemay. Among his other productions are acclaimed films such as Imprints (2004) by Jacques Drouin and works by Theodore Ushev: Tower Bawher (2006), Drux Flux (2009) and Lipsett Diaries (2010), winner of a Genie for Best Animated Short and a Special Mention at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Bertrand has worked on numerous productions, including the Studio GDS/NFB co-production Romance (2011) by renowned Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel, winner of the 2012 Genie Award. In 2011, he produced Sunday (2011) by Patrick Doyon, which earned an Oscar® nomination and won the 2012 Jutra Award for Best Animated Film. In 2013, Marc became an AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences) member and completed the co-production Hollow Land (Michèle and Uri Kranot) and Gloria Victoria (T. Ushev), which won the FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2013. In 2014, it was another of Marc’s production, No fish where to go, that received the same honor. The same year, the film Jutra (Marie-Josée St-Pierre, a co-production with MJSP Film) was selected at the Fortnight of directors in Cannes and in February 2015 won a Jutra and a Canadian Screen Award for best short animated film.


Ron Dyens (Sacrebleu Productions)
Producer
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Ron Dyens (Sacrebleu Productions)

In 1999, Ron Dyens became cinematographer at the Archipel Paris Ciné and created Sacrebleu Productions. Around fifty short films have been produced since then, and have been selected in more than 1,000 festivals. Sacrebleu Productions received many awards, including the Palme d’Or in 2010 for Serge Avédikian’s Chienne d’histoire, the 2010 Procirep Prize for Best Short Film Producer, and the 2013 Procirep Prize for Best Animated Television Producer, plus an Academy Award nomination for the 2011 film Madagascar, carnet de voyage; the Silver Bear for The Great Rabbit by Atsushi Wada, the Crystal at Annecy 2012 for Tram, by Michaela Pavlatova, and once again in 2014 for Man on the Chair by Dahee Jeong. In 2010, Sacrebleu Productions produced Pip Chodorov’s documentary feature, Free Radicals, a story of experimental cinema. In 2013, Sacrebleu completed the collection of animated travel books Portraits de voyages in co-production with Arte. Sacrebleu produced the animated feature film Tout en haut du monde by Rémi Chayé, winner of the Avance sur Recettes. The film received the Prix du Public in Annecy and the Prix Jean Renoir des Lycéens. The director was awarded the prestigious Best Director Award at Cartoon Movie 2016. That same year, Céline Devaux’s film Le Repas Dominical received the Cesar Award for Best Animated Short Film after being selected in the Official Competition in Cannes.

Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces groundbreaking animation at its studios in Montreal and at NFB centres across Canada, as well as via international co-productions with many of the world’s leading auteur animators. The NFB is a leader in developing new approaches to stereoscopic 3D animation and animated content for new platforms. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 7,000 awards, with NFB animation accounting for 7 of the NFB’s 12 Oscars, as well as 6 grand prizes at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 4 Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 2 Golden Bears at Berlinale. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB animators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.