2020 Utopiales Comics Prize Shortlist

The finalists for the Prix Utopiales BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic Strip) were revealed September 16.

The prize, worth 2000 Euros, is awarded by the sci-fi comics readers club of the Nantes municipal library.

  • Soon by Benjamin Adam and Thomas Cadène (France), Dargaud.
  • Préférence Système by Ugo Bienvenu (France), Denoël Graphic.
  • Peste by Gauvain Manhattan (France), Vide Cocagne.
  • Karmen by Guillem March (Spain), Dupuis.
  • Mécanique Céleste by Merwan (France), Dargaud.
  • Univers ! by Albert Monteys (Spain), Dargaud.

The jury for the Utopiales BD Prize 2020 is chaired by Théo Grosjean, winner of the Utopiales BD Prize 2019 for Un nice orc sauvage (Delcourt).

The winner will be announced during Utopiales, Festival International de Science-Fiction of Nantes (France), being held from October 29-November 1.

[Via Locus Online.]

2019 Utopiales Awards

The winners of the Utopiales Awards were announced November 2 at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

PRIX UTOPIALES

  • Helstrid by Christian Léourier (Le Béllial)

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

PRIX UTOPIALES JEUNESSE

  • In real life – T.1 Déconnexion by Maiwenn Alix (Milan)

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2019 (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros.

PRIX UTOPIALES BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic)

  • Un gentil orc sauvage by Théo Grosjean

The prize, worth 2000 Euros, is awarded by the sci-fi comics readers club of the Nantes municipal library.

PRIX EXTRAORDINAIRE

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky

Also presented at Utopiales:

Prix Joel-Champetier

  • Chloé Jo Bertrand for “Chasseuse de soleil”

The prize is for unpublished short fiction in French by non-Canadian writers. The winner receives € 1000. The winning work will be published in the Winter 2017 issue of the Canadian prozine Solaris.

2019 Utopiales Comics Prize Shortlist

The finalists for the Prix Utopiales BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic) were revealed September 9.

The prize, worth 2000 Euros, is awarded by the sci-fi comics readers club of the Nantes municipal library.

  • Des milliards de miroirs by Robin Cousin
  • Femme Sauvage by Tom Tirabosco
  • Le Dieu vagabond by Fabrizio Dori
  • Peau de mille bêtes by Stéphane Fert
  • Un gentil orc sauvage by Théo Grosjean

The winner will be announced at Utopiales Nantes to be held October 31-November 4.