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As is it usual, the artist who receives the Grand Prix in the Angoulême  Bande Dessinée International Festival one year,  designs the graphic key for next year's festival. So Otomo created this illustration for next year's event.

Katsuhiro ‪Otomo‬, who was in january granted with the Grand prix du Festival d’Angoulême will occupy the place of honor at next year's festival that will take place from january 28 to 31 in the french city of Angoulême. Otomo himself will held an special meeting at the theatre of angoulême during which he will talk about the genesis of his master work Akira. The mayor french publisher of his works Éditions Glénat BD, will also curate an exposition where forty cartoonists from all over the world will deliver an original creation inspired by Otomo and his work that will be released as a book too.

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