Octavia Roodt in Residency at The International City of Comics

Octavia Roodt in Residency at The International City of Comics

Venue: 121 rue de Bordeaux, Angoulême, France

Date: January and February of 2021

The International City of Comics and Images is a public establishment for cultural cooperation (EPCC) of an industrial and commercial nature (EPIC), created, administered and financed by the Department of Charente, the State (Ministry of Culture and Communication), the City of Angoulême and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.

Authors House – Authors in Residence

In order to provide concrete support to creators of images living in Angoulême or wishing to come there for residency, the authors’ house was created in July 2002 at the initiative of the Syndicat Mixte du Pôle Image – Magelis. Since January 1, 2008, she has been part of one of the departments of the International City of Comics and Images. Since its opening, this international residency has welcomed comic book authors, illustrators, animation directors … for periods ranging from three months to two years.

Since its opening in July 2002, the house of authors has welcomed more than 300 artists in residence while around fifty local authors benefit from its many services .

Octavia Roodt was born in 1995 in Johannesburg (South Africa). She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Pretoria in 2017 and then, in 2020, a Master of Fine Arts in autobiographical comics. She also taught Illustration at this university.

In 2019 and 2020, her works are exhibited in South Africa as part of the RMB Artist Development program.

She is welcomed to the ‘Maison des Auteurs’ for her first long story ‘Promised Land’, an autobiographical fiction set on a South African farm. She explores the realm of dreams and develops a universe where the traditional culture of Afrikaans peasants, poetry and dreamlike scenes blend.

‘Studio’

hier, heuweltjie vêr

par nous, pour nous

word sy meegesloer

in die hoeke van ‘n groot mond

‘Stadige begin’

bemarkingsveld, ag toggie

soete inval? industrie

‘n dapperder breinselletjie

sou lankal mos!

maar stroop?

kry jy nie uit nie.

For more information please navigate to The International City of Comics and Images website here :http://www.citebd.org/

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