MONTRÉAL, Aug. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Les Éditions de La Pastèque are proud to unveil their « Paul à Montéal » project achieved in collaboration with the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal's 375th anniversary. This long awaited event, part of the Celebrations' official programming, will be launched on August 12th and will stay up until December 10th 2017.
« Paul à Montréal » is a project by author Michel Rabagliati, figurehead of the comics world in Québec, which will take the form of a giant urban course throughout the famous Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood. Throughout the whole course, pedestrians will discover 12 giant panels from a brand new and exclusive story, specially created by the author for this event. Both narritive and interactive, the course will travel from street to street and box to box, allowing the public to travel through the city and its history.
« Paul à Montréal », which has already been shown in Toronto for the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) and in Lyon at its comics festival, is an event not to be missed to discover rediscover Montréal, its history and architecture and to observe the superb work of the author of the major comics series Paul.
« Paul à Montréal » is representative of Montréal creativity with comics art put in the spotlight on the walls, streets and even in hidden spots of the Plateau Mont-Royal. After being shown in Toronto and Lyon, it's in Montréal, where the exhibition was born, that Paul is returning and taking over the public space and to benefit all Montrealers until December 10th, » explains Serge Postigo, assistant Commissionner for the Celebrations for Montréal's 375th Anniversary.
« The Paul series is a staple in the comics world in Québec. Through the outlook of its author, the talented Michel Rabagliati, Paul à Montréal will allow the public to discover our city, what defines it and what makes it alive. » Marc Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region
« Michel Rabagliati offers to Montrealers and numerous visitors, on this 375th anniversary of the foundation of Montréal, another innovative and creative avenue to discover and roam through the vibrant and fascinating Montréal, especially the emblamatic borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal which inspired so many of our artists. It is a gift which is in the image of our lively and great city. Enjoy your walk with Paul and long live Montréal ! » said Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal.
« Montréal is alive, it's moving ! This is what our city advertising campaigns slogan said a couple of years ago. This is truer thane ver today in these years of cultural, social and economical frenzy. I am happy to participate in the 375th Anniversary Celebrations as an artist and proud (and a bit biased !) Montrealer. Happy birthday, Ville-Marie ! »
« La Pastèque was looking for a way to celebrate this important event while celebrating the neighbhourood where we became what we are, but also by putting in the spotlight this beautiful city which we proudly help to shine on the international scene with our books' success and especially Michel Rabagliati's phenomenal success.. «
About Michel Rabagliati
Michel Rabagliati was born in 1961 in Montréal, where he grew up in the Rosemont neighbourhood. After a passing interest in typographical design, he studied graphic design and began working independantly in 1981. In 1988, he begins to seriously work in advertising graphic design. Since 1988, his comics are revolutionising the ninth art in Québec. With seven books under his belt, Michel Rabagliati became a key figurehead of comics art in the province. In 2007, the Prix des libraries du Québec awarded hin a special mention for his entire body of work. He was the first Quebecois to with the Prix du public Fauve FNAC-SNCF for Paul à Québec at the 37th Festival international de la bande dessinée d'Angoulême.
About Éditions de La Pastèque
Les Éditions de la Pastèque have been publishing comics and children's books for over 17 years. Each title of their catalogue is conceived with attention to detail, both graphic and artistic. Their rigor and careful selection of authors and illustrators allowed their books to win many awards. To give life to quality, sensitive and touching books have always been La Pastèque's guideline since their beginning.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will mark Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government, the Canada government and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see http://www.375mtl.com
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We wish to thank our main partners:
- TD Bank Group
To learn more about this project : www.paulamontreal.com
SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
For further information: Source : La Pastèque, Frédéric Gauthier, La Pastèque co-founder, [email protected], 514-627-1585; Source : 375MTL, Isabelle Pelletier, Press relations, 514-238-4178