Pie International has announced that manga creator and illustrator Baron Yoshimoto will attend the 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival. Yoshimoto will participate in a book signing and a live painting event from January 30-February 2, 2020. He will also participate in a public conference on January 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with manga artist Sansuke Yamada and Emily Yoshimoto.
Pie International released The Art of Baron Yoshimoto, a bilingual (Japanese and English) hardbound artbook featuring 184 pages, in October 2019.
Yoshimoto’s collective works received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Award at the 48th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards in April 2019.
This year’s Angoulême Festival runs from January 30-February 2, 2020 in the Angoulême area of France. In addition to Baron Yoshimoto attending the event, Inio Asano and Yukito Kishiro will each host a Masterclass at the event.