Katsuhiro Otomo has talk about Bande Desinee or french comics in a event organized by Kinokuniya book stores thta took place in Shinjuku's 8-floor event space. There was space for 25 attendants and the price was ¥3,000.
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Otomo is known to have been influenced hugely by french comics, he has mentioned many times in interviews the appreciation he has for the work of french artist Moebius among others. The appreciation from the french public is reciproque as in 2015 he was awarded with the grand price on the 'Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême' and next year he attended as special guest and gave a master class. He has also been honored with Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Govermnet.