ComiXology running digital comics seminars at the 41st Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France

ComiXology are celebrating their second year of attendance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême with panel presentations and brand ambassadors giving away free books during the entire Festival!

ComiXology and Angouleme Festival International de la bande dessinee“It’s great to return to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême as we continue to expand our global presence with some great announcements this week and beyond,” said ComiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “And for all of those people that will be with us at Angoulême: be sure to get your free BD!”

Here’s a list of events & giveaways ComiXology will have during the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême ‘14:

Thursday, January 30

PANEL – 4:00 – 5:00pm – A New Way To Think & Create Digital Comics With ComiXology,@ Pavillion Jeunes Talents
Speakers: David Steinberger (ComiXology co-founder & CEO), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Emily & Simon (Creators – MediaEntity, Éditions Delcourt)

Saturday, February 1

PANEL – 5:00pm – All Forms of Digital Comics With ComiXology @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents
Speakers: David Steinberger (ComiXology co-founder & CEO), Jean-Luc Sala (Creator – Soleil Productions), Thomas Cadène (Creator – Delcourt, Dupuis, Casterman), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Marion Amirganian (Publisher – Delcourt).

Here is a list of the free digital comics that will be handed out at the publishers’ booth:

  • Les Légendaires tome 1 from Delcourt
  • Okko tome 1 from Delcourt
  • Les Naufragés d’Ythaq tome 1 from Soleil
  • Les P’tits Diables tome 1 from Soleil
  • Secrets Bancaires USA tome 1 from Glénat
  • Special Branch tome 1 from Glénat
  • Freaks’ Squeele : Rouge tome 1 from Ankama
  • City Hall tome 1 from Ankama
  • Kairos tome 1 from Ankama

At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, ComiXology first announced it’s intention to enter the French market by announcing the opening of Paris-based ComiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to ComiXology‘s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.

This year marks ComiXology‘s second attending the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême. Now in its 41st year, the festival is considered the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world.