Organized every two years in Ivory Coast, Cocobulles, international festival of press cartoons and comics in Grand-Bassam, gathers cartoonists from the entire world in order to offer 3 days of exhibitions, workshops, conferences, meetings, movies projections and signing sessions. Grand-Bassam then becomes the comics and press cartoons capital city by celebrating the ninth art in all its dimensions.
The 2017 edition counts with the presence of cartoonists coming from all over the planet such as Plantu (France), Vadot (Belgique), Willis from Tunis (Tunisia), Odia (Senegal), Glez (Burkina), meeting under the thematic of « Cartoon, democracy and development ».
As an exchange and meeting tribune between professionals from a part and general public from an other, Cocobulles was initiated by Tache d’encre, the association of Ivorian cartoonists, in 2001. The official launch of the festival takes place at the French Institute with the cartoonists Plantu, Zohoré, Willis from Tunis and Glez – all taking part in a debate with the public.
Many thanks to all our partners: the European Union, the International Organization of la Francophonie, the Culture Department of Ivory Coast, the French Embassy in Ivory Coast, the French Institute, RFI, France 24, TV5 Monde et le Gbich-Go Magazine group.
Infos and program here (in French).
Find more on the festival website here.