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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Incognito, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead, and Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of Parker: The Hunter are among the official selections for the 2011 Angoulême International Comics Festival.
The winners of the festival’s prestigious awards are selected from this pool of 58 titles. Rich Johnston notes that the inclusion of Incognito marks the first time a comic published by Marvel has been named as an official selection (Incognito is a creator-owned series released through Marvel’s Icon imprint).
Other selections familiar to U.S. audiences include Charles Burns’ X’ed Out, Daniel Clowes’ Wilson, Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou’s Logicomix, David Mazzuchell’s Asterios Polyp, Joe Sacco’s Gaza 1956, Dash Shaw’s BodyWorld, James Sturm’s Market Day, and Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto. The full list of titles can be found here.
The prizes will be announced during the 2011 festival, held Jan. 28-31 in Angoulême, France.