Guy Delisle's Chronicles de Jerusalem wins the Fauve d’Or award for best comic

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Wednesday 01 February 2012.

Guy Delisle's Chronicles de Jerusalem wins the Fauve d’Or award for best comic image

Guy Delisle’s latest graphic novel, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City won best comic book of the year at the 39th Angoulême International Comics Festival.

The Quebec-born artist was presented with the Fauve d’Or on Sunday as part of the closing festivities at the annual comics festival in the southwest of France, touted as the biggest comics convention in the world.

Delisle’s book, a memoir of the author’s time living in East Jerusalem was selected by the jury from among 58 comics published in French between December 2010 and November 2011. The English-language version of the graphic novel is forthcoming from Drawn & Quarterly in April.