AUTOPTIC is pleased to announce its partnership with the International experimental comics laboratory/ residency Pierre Feuille Ciseaux (or PFC)!
PFC (“Pierre Feuille Ciseaux”, or “Rock Paper Scissors” in French) is an experimental comics laboratory formerly held on the grounds of a 17th century salt factory (Saline Royale, Arc et Senans) in rural France. Beginning with its first incarnation in 2009, PFC has brought an international group of cartoonists, illustrators, printmakers and artists together for one week, with no distractions. The artists live, eat, sleep and work together with one sole focus: to create new work in a collaborative setting.
For this, the first North American edition of the PFC, its originators, June Misserey and members of Association ChiFouMi, will be coming to the U.S. to co-lead PFC 4 with Barbara Schulz, head of the Comic Art Department at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Zak Sally (cartoonist and US liaison to the PFC), and cartoonist Anders Nilsen. Featuring a group of ten North American comics authors as well as 6 artists from France and Belgium, the week-long comics laboratory will be held in association with and hosted by MCAD, where the artists will live and work for the duration of the residency.
An exhibition of the week’s work will be presented to the public on August 17th, in MCAD‘s Concourse Gallery. All of the artists listed below will be in attendance at AUTOPTIC. Confirmed artists include: Eleanor Davis, Kevin Huizenga, John Porcellino, Lisa Hanawalt, Lilli Carre, Jim Rugg, Tomasz Kaczynski, Domitille Collardey, Genevieve Castree, Marc Bell, Sandrine Martin (Paris, France), Emilie Plateau (Bruxelles, Belgium), Benoit Preteseille (Angouleme, France), Pierre Ferrero (Lyon, France), Jean-Christophe Menu (Paris, France), David Libens (Bruxelles, Belgium), and Max de Radigues (Bruxelles, Belgium).