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Podcast: Angouleme Festival (FIBD) 2015 with Karl Asaa and Paul Gravett

Updated: Jan 11

After being postponed earlier in the year due to ongoing concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the 49th instalment of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée is back on at last! So before I head back to one of my favourite places and events in mid March, I wanted to continue sharing some of my coverage from previous years.

In this look back at Angoulême 2015, I present an overview of the event and my experiences there with special guest host (and PCH favourite) Karl Asaa, followed by a brief chat with comics impresario Paul Gravett (a.k.a. The Man At The Crossroads).

This was originally released on my podcast, Pop Culture Hound, which ran for almost 300 episodes (including specials) between 2011 and 2017. Sadly these aren't available online anymore, and the website/contact details mentioned are no longer relevant, but I've presented them as they were at the time. These days you can reach me via this website, and find me on social media as both @PopCultureHound and @FrancoFilesUK.

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