Tight security in France for 2015 International Comics Festival

Figurines of Asterix and Obelix at the museum of comics in Angouleme.

Figurines of Asterix and Obelix at the museum of comics in Angouleme. Image by patrick janicek / CC BY 2.0

The four-day comics festival in the town of Angouleme in France has opened amid tight security following the deadly attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. This year’s festival will be dedicated to the cartoonists at the magazine who were murdered on 7 January. Some of the biggest names in graphic novels and comics will be attending the festival, one of the leading comics festivals in the world which attracted 200,000 last year. Read more: thelocal.fr

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