Since 1999, the Promo 9e Art organisation has been presenting the annual Prix Bédélys. The awards celebrate the best comics published in french over the previous year.
There are four categories:
Bédélys Québec (the best French comics published in Quebec)
Bédélys d’Or (the best French comics published from around the world)
Bédélys Jeunesse (the best French comics published for younger readers)
Bédélys Fanzine (new for 2009) (the best French comics zine)
Last week, the nominees for two of the four categories were announced:
Burquette by Francis Desharnais (Les 400 coups)
Macanudo by Liniers (La Pastèque)
Paresse by Pascal Girard (La Pastèque)
Les Ravins by Philippe Girard (Mécanique générale)
Une piquante petite brunette by Albert Chartier (Les 400 coups)
Adamson 1 by Veys & Puerta (Robert Laffont)
Coupures irlandaises by Kris & Bailly (Futuropolis)
La guerre d’Alan 3 by Emmanuel Guibert (L’Association)
Lettres d’Agathe by Nathalie Ferlut (Delcourt)
Lulu femme nue by Étienne Davodeau (Futuropolis)
Mattéo 1 by Jean-Pierre Gibrat (Futuropolis)
RG 2 by Pierre Dragon & Frédéric Peeters (Gallimard)
Tout seul by Chabouté (Vents d’Ouest)
Une aventure de Spirou par… 4 by Émile Bravo (Dupuis)
Zoo 3 by Bonifay et Frank Pé (Dupuis).
The nominees for Bédélys Jeunesse and Bédélys Fanzine will be announced soon.
A list of the previous winners can be found here: www.bdquebec.qc.ca/forum/detail.php?forumid=25&id=982&page=1
Special thanks to Michel Viau for providing us the information and images.