TiBE 台北國際書展 2024.2.20-25


25 January 2024 /
The French Pavilion is jointly presented by the Bureau International de l'Edition Française (BIEF), the French Office in Taipei and Librairie Le Pigeonnier. The focus is on illustrators and comic publications. In addition to aligning with the theme of 'Diversity and Sustainability' at this year's book exhibition, the pavilion plans to showcase books and conduct lectures, presenting the vibrant aspects of France's practical endeavors in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable development.

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Florent Chavouet

Born on February 11, 1980, in Nevers, is a French cartoonist and comic book author. Holding a Master's degree in Fine Arts, Florent Chavouet has been a regular visitor to Japan since 2001. He has produced two works, a blend of travelogue and comic, based on his experiences, published by Editions Philippe Picquier: 'Tokyo Sanpo' (2009) and 'Manabe Shima' (2010). Subsequent works on Japan include the fiction 'Petites Coupures à Shioguni' (2014) and 'Touiller le miso' (2020), both with the same publisher. In 2015, he followed the staff and visitors of the Louvre Museum to create the somewhat fictional travelogue 'L'ile Louvre.' Occasionally, he works as an illustrator for children's publishers (l'Ecole des Loisirs), as well as for press and advertising. In this capacity, he designed the visual identity for the Christmas displays at Galeries Lafayette in 2022. Passionate about Japan and the Far East in general, he continues to draw a significant part of his inspiration and imagination from these regions.

Laetitia Coryn

Laetitia Coryn was born in 1984. After studying animation cinema, she ventured into the world of comic books, guided by Jean-Claude Mézières and Florence Cestac. She is the author of about ten albums, including 'The Incredible History of Sex' (with Philippe Brenot, Les Arènes, 2016) and 'Words of Honor' (with Leïla Slimani, Les Arènes, 2017). In addition to her work in comics, she is also an actress and an adapter for French dubbing.

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Stellina Chen
Stellina is a Taiwanese political cartoonist, her cartoons deal with both local politics and international issues. Her works appear on Taiwanese media including the News Lens/International, New Bloom, the Initium and also some other European media – Le Monde, Courrier International, France 24, Le Temps, Voxeurop…etc. She's also a member of Cartoon Movements and Cartooning For Peace based in France. Stellina also publishes two comic books En quête de racines (self published) and Dans la cour des grands (Patayo Editions).