Europe in a Comic Strip

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Image Diaporama - L'Europe en BD -Introduction

L’Europe en BD -Introduction

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - CECA

CECA

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Traité de Rome

Traité de Rome

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - PAC

PAC

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Ariane

Ariane

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Kohl - Mitterrand

Kohl - Mitterrand

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Erasmus

Erasmus

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - PEAD

PEAD

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Chute du mur de Berlin

Chute du mur de Berlin

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Schengen

Schengen

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Lancement de l'euro

Lancement de l’euro

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Élargissement de l'UE

Élargissement de l’UE

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

Image Diaporama - Plan de relance

Plan de relance

Auteurs : Matthieu Sapin et Kokopello - Mise en couleurs : Clémence Sapin

For the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image, wanted to take a look back at the history of European construction in comic strips.

The thirteen comic strip pages that form this exhibition highlight key events in the history of the European Union.

From the first declaration by Robert Schuman in the Clock Room at the French Foreign Ministry on 9 May 1950, to the first European rocket launch into space, and the recent agreement on the Recovery plan for Europe in July 2020, “Europe in a Comic Strip” will show you the great moments that have built the Europe that we know today.

The exhibition will be installed on the bars of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, at the 37 quai d’Orsay, starting May 6th.

After a stint in cinema, Kokopello infiltrated the 2017 presidential campaign with his sketch book, alongside activists from the various political parties. Later, he acquired a pass that allowed him to freely move around the corridors of the National Assembly, sketching the daily lives of the MPs in comic strips. In 2021, the Dargaud Le Seuil publishing house published his first comic book, Palais Bourbon: les coulisses de l’Assemblée nationale (“Palais Bourbon: behind the scenes at the National Assembly”).

Mathieu Sapin, an author and illustrator of comic books, creates illustrated reports (such as Campagne présidentielle and Comédie française) where he questions the notion of power and writes stories for young people with other authors (Akissi with Marguerite Abouet and Sardine de l’espace with Emmanuel Guibert). He has even created his own superhero: Supermurgeman! (In French, “murge” means a drinking session!) He has also directed a comedy on the world of politics called Le Poulain (“The Protégé”).

Colourist Clémence Sapin.

Pictures on Flickr-