Kinky & Cosy in Angoulême: a new Spirou

50.000 copies of the comics magazine ‘Kinky & Cosy’ will be distributed in Angoulême during the International Comics Festival. The magazine is part of ‘The Kinky & Cosy Experience’, an interactive exhibition built around twins Kinky and Cosy. Their creator Nix was appointed curator by the FLF.

 


Kinky & Cosy‘The Kinky & Cosy Experience’ is a project of the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) in close cooperation with the comics festival of Angoulême and the French-language publishing house Le Lombard. After the much-applauded Flemish exhibition ‘La Boîte à Gand’ in 2013 it is now Kinky and Cosy’s turn to win the visitors’ hearts.

 

‘The Kinky & Cosy Experience’ is a black box in which the visitor is locked for a short period of time. He is brainwashed and his proper upbringing is scientifically removed. Subsequently a new operating system is implanted – the Kinky and Cosy OS. To see its results, the visitor can extensively  test his new pattern of thought in a training zone.

 

In a second part the visitor is introduced to the history of the magazine ‘Kinky & Cosy’, ‘the Flemish counterpart of ‘Spirou’, said to celebrate its fiftieth birthday this year. The magazine, which is of course published for the first and only time, offers exciting comics for youngsters, stark raving mad jokes, adventurous stories and extremely challenging games. Next to Kinky & Cosy the magazine also features work by Serge Baeken, Simon Spruyt, Peter Moerenhout en Charlotte Dumortier, Ben De Wever, Bart Schoofs, Floris, Judith Vanistendael, Reinhart Croon and Luc Cromheecke.

 

Nix, Bart Schoofs, Floris and Simon Spruyt travel with the FLF to Angoulême for an extensive promotional programme. Spruyt also has another reason to be in Angoulême this year. In January, two translations of his graphic novels are published: ‘SGF’ with Même Pas Mal, translated by Laurent Bayer, and ‘Junker’ with Cambourakis, translated by Daniel Cunin. The festival takes place from the 29th of January to the 1st of February in Angoulême, France.

 

> Promotional brochure Nix...

published on: 2014-11-27

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