The comic book series « Aya de Yopougon » is definitely a favorite in FAVL's libraries and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't one of mine too. After all, whenever I received a new « Aya » book for Pobé's library, I'd be sure I was the first to read it before sending it off.
So you can imagine my excitement when I saw that there was a comic book exposition featuring the « Aya » series and its illustrator, Clément Oubrerie at the French Cultural Center.
Elisée and I went to see the exposition and get the illustrator to sign a copy for us. The exposition was nice and well put-together, but unfortunately, Mr. Oubrerie was nowhere to be found. When we asked the program secretary when he would be there, her response was « No idea, » even though in the program it said he would be there all week.
So, we left discouraged and empty handed.
The comic book gods are with us though; today when I checked the CCF website, the new February schedule was posted up and it says a book signing is scheduled for February 8th.
I will be there, of course, but I know to keep my fingers crossed.