Magnetic Press is proud to be welcomed as a guest of the upcoming 2014 Angouleme Comics Festival, being held in Angouleme, France from January 30th through February 2nd.  As one of Europe’s most premiere comic book events, the Angouleme Festival has established itself as a cornerstone in the exchange of rights between graphic novel publishers from both sides of the Atlantic.  Magnetic Press will be attending as a guest buyer in the Rights and Licensing pavilion, seeking new titles for English adaptation, as well as European partners for localization of Magnetic Press’s own original titles.

The Angouleme Comic Festival celebrates its 41st year, having first debuted in 1974.  It is now the second largest comic book convention in the world, with more than 200,000 visitors attending each year.  Numerous prestigious awards are granted during the four-day festival, known as the Le Palmares Officiel du Festival, covering a wide range of categories, including “Best Album”, “Angouleme Essentials”, and the “Grand Prix de la ville d’Angouleme”, which is awarded to a living creator in honor of their lifetime achievement.

Focusing on Industry Professionals, the Rights and Licensing pavilion provides a bridge between authors, publishers, and agents seeking commercial opportunities for properties beyond the published page – Animation, merchandise, video games, and digital application are all discussed in depth and in person.

Magnetic Press is currently taking meeting requests for the show, and is available to schedule time at or around the Pavilion Thursday and Friday, January 30th-31st.  To schedule an appointment, please email us at, subject “Angouleme”.

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