In collaboration with the French Institute of Beirut, the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts presents a masterclass of BD author Charles Berberian, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 17:30 in the auditorium -2.
About the author:
Charles Berbérian was born in Baghdad in 1959 to a Lebanese father from Armenian origins and a Cypriot mother from Jerusalem. In Beirut, where he lived from 1969 to 1975, he developed along with his friends from “Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour” a passion for comic strips.
When the Lebanese civil war began he moved to Paris where he studied Applied Arts. There, he met Philippe Dupuy with whom he teamed up. They both designed the characters of Henriette and Monsieur Jean which have created a day to day world full of poetry and quirky humor.
The pair won the prestigious Grand Prix of the city of Angoulême in 1998, the best album award at the “Festival International de Bande Dessinée d’Angoulème” for Monsieur Jean’s 4th volume in 1999 and the Inkpot Award by Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2003.
Today, Charles Berbérian continues to pursue his career as a single author of comic strips. He also explores new paths and becomes a musician, an illustrator of children’s books, a graphic designer, a travel writer, a Paris city guide author and often raises existential issues in a small offset essay on philosophy.