Exclusive Preview: Drawn & Quarterly's Francophile 2017 Free Comic Book Day Sampler

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Exclusive Preview: Drawn & Quarterly's Francophile 2017 Free Comic Book Day Sampler

A few days ago, we gave you an exclusive first look at Bongo’s 2017 Simpsons Free Comic Book Day offering. Free Comic Book Day, or FCBD for short, is one of the direct market’s most effective annual tools for driving traffic to physical shops and enticing new readers (especially younger readers) to try something new. While Bongo speaks to both adults and slightly naughty children alike, other FCBD participants skew older, like indie stalwart Drawn & Quarterly. This year, D+Q has compiled a Francophile’s dream sampler, with teasers for two French comics making their English-language debuts in 2017. Check out the official solicitation text and preview pages below.

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Drawn & Quarterly Free Comic Book Day 2017


Writers: Guy Delisle, Brigitte Findakly
Artists: Guy Delisle, Lewis Trondheim

D+Q presents excerpts from two contemporary french language masterpieces, debuting in English in 2017. Guy Delisle’s Hostage recounts the harrowing experience of a kidnapped man held in solitary confinement in the Caucasus region, while Poppies of Iraq is Brigitte Findakly’s nuanced account of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, stretching from her childhood during Saddam Hussein’s regime to the 2015 Paris attacks, as drawn by master cartoonist Lewis Trondheim.

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Drawn & Quarterly Free Comic Book Day 2017 Interior Art by Guy Delisle

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Drawn & Quarterly Free Comic Book Day 2017 Interior Art by Guy Delisle

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Drawn & Quarterly Free Comic Book Day 2017 Interior Art by Lewis Trondheim

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Drawn & Quarterly Free Comic Book Day 2017 Interior Art by Lewis Trondheim

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