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2023 AD

In January 2023 the exhibition Louis Vuitton Travel Book: Mars was ended. This exhibition in New York displayed many original drawings by François Schuiten.

Schuiten au-delà des albums – L’enquête d’un collectionneur was published on January 20, 2023. In this book Michel Billieu describes his investigation from the first publication of Schuiten until the Last Pharaoh album.

In February 2023 Animalia started in Train World in Brussels. François Schuiten made the announcement poster. Bruno Letort was responsible for the sound track of the exhibition.

Poétique de la bande dessinée was a series of lectures by Benoît Peeters, as visiting professor at the 2022-2023 Chair of Artistic Creation at the Collège de France. The last two lectures were held early 2023. In June 2023 Peeters chaired a large symposium about comics strips.

At April 26, 2023 Schuiten and Peeters visited the opening of the exhibition about Plagiat! in Gallery Champaka. In 1989 they worked together with Alain Goffin on the script of Plagiat!. During the exhibition Gallery Champaka displayed originals of this album.

Schuitens work featured in several exhibitions:

Early 2023 Jim passed away. Jim accompanied Schuiten for the past years everywhere he went. To deal with the loss Schuiten made several drawings. These drawings were collected in a small book that was published in August 2023. Ulysse is since summer 2023 the new accompany of Schuiten.

François Schuiten spoke on TEDxAmiens on May 16, 2023. He spoke about his work at the Red Team of the France Army.

Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten joined together at "Entre mémoire et imaginaire, une archéologie du futur" (June 19, 2023)

François joined the Fête de la BD de Bruxelles in September 2023 to sign his book Jim.

François Schuiten and Laurent Durieux made the announcement poster for the second edition of the scientific event 'Sur les épaules des Géants' in Le Havre.

Benoît spoke about “La Tour et autres ruines obscures” in Lyon at December 17, 2023.

Les Portes du Possible, a musical creation by Bruno Letort based on the work of Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten, was performed in 2023 at the Festival Internacional de la imagen in Manizales - Colombia.

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The new album Le Retour du Capitaine Nemo was launched on October 25, 2023 in Amiens.

Afterwards Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten visited Brüsel (October 26, 2023),Théâtre Marni in Brussels (November 9, 2023), Les Mans (November 10, 2023), Les Utopiales 2023 (November 4, 2023) and Le Divan in Paris (November 17, 2023) to promote the album.

At the end of 2023 François Schuiten was awarded the Grand Prix de la BD for his entire career.

Next to the launch of Le retour du capitaine Nemo several translations were published:

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