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'Saga,' 'Ms. Marvel' and 'Nimona' among Angouleme finalists

The 43rd Angouleme International Comics Festival takes place next month, and the organizers have released their list of nominated works in four categories: the Sélection Officielle (the general category), Sélection Jeunesse (young people), Sélection Patrimoine (classics and reprints) and Sélection Polar (mysteries and thrillers).

These graphic novels are eligible for the juried prizes at the festival, and they also make a pretty good reading list that spans the range of graphic novels being made today in Europe, North America, and Japan. As is usually the case, many have been published in English, so I'll include the English titles, where they are different from the French titles, in parentheses.

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The Angouleme International Comics Festival will be held Jan. 29-31 in Angouleme, France.

Here's the official list:

Sélection Officielle

Ajin: Semi-Human (Ajin: Demi-Human), vol. 1, by Gamon SakuraiAllo, Dr. Laura? (Hello, Dr. Laura?), by Nicole J. GeorgesL'Arabe du futur, vol. 2, by Riad Sattouf (vol. 1 was recently released in English as The Arab of the Future)Arsene Schrauwen, by Olivier SchrauwenCarnet de santé foireuse, by PozlaCatharsis, by LuzChiisakobe, vol. 1, by Minetaro MochizukiCombats, by Daniel GoossensDoctors, by Dash ShawEn temps de guerre, by Delphine PaniqueEsprits des morts & autres récits d'Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe's Spirits of the Dead), by Richard CorbenEst-ce qu'on pourrait parler d'autre chose? (Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), by Roz ChastUne étoile tranquille - Portrait sentimental de Primo Levi, by Pietro ScarneraLa Favorite, by Matthias LehmannLa Fille de la plage (A Girl on the Shore), vol. 1, by Inio AsanoFin (The End), by Anders NilsenHans Fallada - Vie et mort du buveur, by Jakob Hinrichs (Denoel Graphic)Hiver rouge, by Anneli FurmarkIci (Here), by Richard McGuireLes Intrus (Killing and Dying), by Adrian TomineJoker, by Benjamin AdamLetter 44, vol. 1, by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Charles SouleMegg, Mogg & Owl/Magical Ectasy Trip, by Simon HanselmannMortelle vinasse, by Mai-Li BernardMs. Marvel, vol. 1, by Gwendolyn Willow Wilson and Adrian AlphonaMurderabilia, by Alvaro OrtizNimona, by Noelle StevensonOutcast, vol. 1, by Paul Azaceta and Robert KirkmanUn père vertueux, by Ludovic DebeurmePaci, vol. 3, by Vincent PerriotLe Piano oriental, by Zeina AbirachedLa Renarde, by Marine Blandin and Sébastien ChrisostomeLa République du catch, by Nicolas de CrécySaga, vol. 4, by Fiona Staples and Brian K. VaughanTel qu'en lui-meme enfin, by KillofferTu mourras moins bete, vol. 4, by Marion MontaigneTumultes, by Hugues MicolUnlucky Young Men, vol. 1, by Kamui Fujiwara and Eiji OtsukaVive la marée!, by David Prudhomme and Pascal Rabaté

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Sélection Jeunesse

Alcibiade, by Rémi FarnosDad, vol. 1: Filles a papa, by NobLe Grand Méchant Renard, by Benjamin RennerLe Jardin de minuit, by Edith, after Philippe PearceA Silent Voice, vol. 1, by Yoshitoki OimaTempete au haras, by Jérémie Moreau and Chris DonnerUlysse Wincoop, vol. 1, by Benjamin Bachelier and Marion FestraetsVictor & Clint, by Marion DuclosViolette autour du monde, vol. 1, by Stefano Turconi and Teresa RadiceL'Insubmersible Walker Bean (The Unsinkable Walker Bean), vol. 1, by Aaron Renier

Sélection Patrimoine

Barnaby, by Crockett JohnsonCette ville te tuera, by Yoshihiro TatsumiHergé - Le feuilleton intégral, vol. 11: 1950-1958, by HergéL'Homme au landau et autres histoires, by Jacques LobLa Maison aux insectes, by Kazuo UmezuVater und Sohn - Père et fils -- L'intégrale, by E. O. Plauen and Erich OhserSimon du Fleuve - Intégrale 1, by Claude Auclair

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Sélection Polar

Inspecteur Kurokochi, vol. 1, by Koji Kono Takashi and NagasakiOlympia, by Bastien Vivès, Ruppert, and MulotSouthern Bastards, vol. 1, by Jason Latour and Jason AaronTungstène, by Marcello QuintanilhaUndertaker, vol. 1, by Ralph Meyer and Xavier Dorison

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