I met a lot of cool people and had some wonderful times in Angouleme this year, but one of the definite highlights was meeting the creative team behind the wonderful French comic, Les Geeks. Written by the "Gang", illustrated by Thomas Labourot, and colored by Christian Lerolle, Les Geeks is about... well, who says a title can't say it all... geeks! It's a celebration of geek culture, told through the eyes of not only us geeks who live and love it, but also from the perspective of the wives and girlfriends who we've dragged into our fanboy worlds. It's a wonderful look at comics, video games, Star Wars and all the other things geek, seen from both the male and female point of views. You can check it out yourself here: http://www.lesgeeks.net (Only in French for now.)
Of the five days I spent in Angouleme, a large part of that time was passed talking, eating and drinking with the Les Geeks Gang. Needless to say, we had all the same interests and never lacked anything to talk about. Even given certain language barriers, we all clicked, I felt.
And I guess the Gang felt the same way because no sooner do I get home then do I get an e-mail introducing me to the latest Geek of the group...Meet Charles Benoit. Look like anyone you know?!
So I'm told that if all goes according to plan, I will be making my Les Geeks debut later this year! I'll keep you posted.
And I can't thank the Gang Geek enough for this surprise and honor! You guys rock!!