Émilie Gleason

Émilie Gleason, born in 1992, Mexico. Émilie is a Belgian-Mexican illustrator based in the great suburbs of Paris. Her first comic book, Salz & Pfeffer, was published by 2dcloud in United states and deals with a farting Mickey Mouse. Then she grew up, giving birth to her latest graphic novel, Ted, drôle de coco, testifying about her autistic brother's life. It won the Fauve Révélation at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2019 and since then she depicts a lunatic and deformed society by drawing for the press, for children and adults.

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Against borders

Bodies and space in contemporary comics

with Alex Bodea, Max Baitinger, Émilie Gleason

chair Ilaria Tontardini

The characters invented by Alex Bodea, Max Baitinger and Émilie Gleason share a certain discomfort in their relationship with space. After all, space is both a source of possibility and frustration in comics: it allows movement, but at the same time it creates limitations to it. They discuss the meaning of borders in comics with visual arts scholar Ilaria Tontardini.

Duration: 1h

supported by Erasmus Mundus in Culture Letterarie Europee, Nuovi Mecenati – Fondazione franco-italiana di sostegno alla creazione contemporanea, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Goethe-Institut Italia
in partnership with BeccoGiallo, Canicola

Ted, drôle de coco

with Émilie Gleason

with Aniss El Hamouri

Winner of the Prix Révelation 2019 at the Angoulême Festival, Ted, drôle de coco by Émilie Gleason is a journey in the daily life of Ted, a boy who is autistic. With her hyperdinamic drawing style and her clever use of comedy, Gleason  depicts the limits of a society not ready to understand other perspectives and experiences.

Duration: 30m

supported by Nuovi Mecenati – Fondazione franco-italiana di sostegno alla creazione contemporanea, Canicola