AngoulemeIt’s the end of January again and that means that it’s time for the massive annual comic festival in Angouleme, France. The small sleepy town in the heart for France is again expecting 200’000 visitors that are gonna turn the small town in into the mecca of European comics for one week. After a creative break last year I will be attending the show again this year and for the first time with all the Zampano projects in tow. We won’t have any booth space this time, but we’re gonna try to figure out how to strategically plan our arrival in the pretty important French market. We’ll pobably have a much better idea of our situation after meeting some key people and movers and shakers. There seem to be quite a few possibilities on how to promote and place out graphic novels in this crowded but appreciative market. I also don’t want to exclude the possibility of entering the French market as a publisher ourself (being in Switzerland we’re certainly better suited for that than most other European countries), be it in cooperation with an other publisher/distributor or with some dear colleagues as partners. Definitely exciting prospects…

We are also bringing our cameras with us and you can expect full coverage in the week following the festival (hopefully a better one than the one we did about Munich…LOL). Please be aware that we will not be ablet to answer and emails and phone calls during that time period. If you’re gonna attend the festival and wanna hook up, feel free to contact me a the following email address info[at]zampano-online.com and I’ll send you my contact info.

While we’re at the show the Zampano system will be set to auto-update and all updates will be live at 01:00 European standart time. Let’s hope that it works.