Bd BOUM features Posy Simmonds exhibition

This weekend sees the the 38th annual Bd BOUM – Maison de la bd Festival this weekend in Blois, France and comics author Paul Gravett kindly drew our attention to the event’s poster, drawn by Posy Simmonds.

Bd BOUM - Maison de la bd Festival 2021 - art by Posy Simmonds

Posy, the winner of this year’s Grand Boum-Ville de Blois, is a special guest at the long-established event, and her artworks feature in an exhibition adapted from her six-gallery retrospective, which Anette Gehrig and Paul co-curated at the Cartoonmuseum Basel this summer.

Other exhibitions include “Zoo Monstersby Stan Manoukian and “Black is black”, by Philippe Foerster.

“And yes, we’re expecting fireworks!” Paul, who will also be there, enthuses. So light the blue touch paper…

Keep an eye on Paul’s official site for photos and reports to follow after the Festival.

• Bd BOUM – Maison de la bd Festival is online at

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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