YVAN ALAGBÉCreators / Featured Guests
Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at table O3 in the Gym
Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at table O3 in the Gym
Yvan Alagbé was born in Paris and spent three years of his youth in West Africa. He returned to study mathematics and physics at the Université de Paris-Sud, where he met Olivier Marboeuf. Alagbé and Marboeuf founded a contemporary visual arts review called L’oeil carnivore and the magazine Le Chéval sans tête (“The Headless Horse”), which gained a cult following for its publication of innovative graphic art and comics. Labeling these artistic collaborations as “Dissidence Art Work,” Alagbé and Marboeuf soon founded their own publishing house, Amok, drawing from the material serialized in Le Chéval, including the first version of Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures. In 2001, Amok partnered with the publishing group Fréon to establish the Franco-Belgian collaboration Frémok, now a major European graphic novels publisher. Alagbé lives in Paris.
Alagbé attends VanCAF in support of the English edition of his graphic novel Yellow Negroes and Other Stories, published by The New York Review of Comics. He attends with the support of Europe Comics and the French Consulate in Vancouver.