A group of members from our camera club went to the Angoulême comic strip festival last month. I hadn’t been for many years, and remembered it as a splendid event for street photography, with huge vibrant cartoons painted on the walls throughout the old part of the town.
Sadly it is no longer like that. Instead you had to queue and pay to see the exhibits housed in numerous long marquees – no good for our project, and it was a dull, drizzly day. Nevertheless we enjoyed ourselves because we are a group who get on very well together socially. The club welcomes enthusiasts of all levels, is supportive, lively, friendly and non-competitive – no monthly award for the ‘best photo’.
We made the best of the conditions and each of us came home satisfied with at least a few shots.
Here’s a book cover illustrating the fearless Englishman, armed only with a rifle, facing a terrifying attack by a spear-wielding savage
I would have loved to know something about this rather medieval-looking gentleman.
Georges Remi, known as Hergé, creator of Tintin
It sounded interesting, especially the ‘cosy’ bit, because it was rather chilly wandering around. However, we never found this exhibition.
One of the few great murals on the walls of the city, La Fille des Remparts.
The Simpsons added a welcome splash of colour
The tattooist …. any suggestions for a caption?