January 2009: ‘Ceci n'est pas la bd flamande' in Le Soir
The exhibition was set up by the Flemish Literature Fund to introduce 20 current talents to the international public at the comics festival in Angoulême. Not only did the FLF reach its goal, it exceeded all expectations. The comics artists received lots of praise in the media. We translate an excerpt from an article in Le Soir.
‘(With that said), the talent of the new Flemish comics artists is undeniable. If some of them, like Nix ('Kinky & Cosy'), Luc Cromheecke ('Tom Carbone'), Olivier Schrauwen ('Mon fiston') or Randall Caesar ('Les somnambules'), are already known in the French language, the others are certainly worth to be discovered, Jeroen Janssen or Maarten Vande Wiele to name but them.' - Le Soir, January 2009