The Angouleme International Festival Of Comics is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the comic book industry, and every year ahead of the festival it releases an official selection of the comics eligible for its awards, including Best Album and the Angouleme Essentials. Today, the festival announced its picks for the 2017 festival, which include several American independent comics such as SagaLazarus and Jupiter's Legacy.

The festival is seeking to regroup after a somewhat calamitous 2016, which saw organizers come under fire for selecting no female entrants for the prestigious Grand Prix award. On the night of the event itself, entrants were told they had won in certain categories only to find out it was a cruel prank by the host. This year's festival is under new management, with a new artistic director, so hopefully it goes smoother when the awards are presented in the final weekend of January.

Here is the full list of selections. More information on each selection can be found at Angouleme's website, although it is in French.

  • L'arabe Du Futur 3 - Une Jeunesse Au Moyen-Orient (1985-1987) - Riad Sattouf (Allary)
  • Bitch Planet Tome 1 - Extraordinary Machine - Valentine De Landro, Kelly Sue Deconnick (Glénat)
  • Ce Qu'il Faut De Terre À L'Homme - Martin Veyron (Dargaud)
  • Chiisakobe Tome 4 - Minetaro Mochizuki (Le Lézard Noir)
  • Chronosquad Tome 1 - Giorgio Albertini, Gregory Panaccione (Delcourt)
  • Chroquettes - Jean-Christophe Menu (Fluide Glacial)
  • Coquelicots D'irak - Brigitte Findakly, Lewis Trondheim (L’Association)
  • Cul De Sac Tome 1 - Richard Thompson (Urban Comics/Dargaud)
  • Le Dernier Assaut - Dominique Grange, Tardi (Casterman)
  • Dressing - Michael DeForge (Atrabile)
  • L'essentiel Des Gouines À Suivre -1987-1998 - Alison Bechdel (Meme Pas Mal)
  • La Famille Fun - Benjamin Frisch (Ça Et Là)
  • The Grocery, Tome 4 - Aurélien Ducoudray, Guilaume Singelin (Ankama)
  • Hip Hop Family Tree Tome 1 - 1970s - 1981 - Ed Piskor (Papa Guede)
  • Histoires Croûtes - Antoine Marchalot (Les Requins Marteaux)
  • L'homme Qui Tua Lucky Luke - Matthieu Bonhomme (Dargaud)
  • Jupiter’s Legacy Tome 1 : Lutte De Pouvoirs - Peter Doherty, Mark Millar, Frank Quitely (Panini Comics)
  • Kobane Calling - Zerocalcare (Cambourakis)
  • Last Hero Inuyashiki Tome 6 - Hiroya Oku (Ki-oon)
  • Lazarus Tome 4 - Poison - Michael Lark, Greg Rucka (Glénat)
  • La Légèreté - Catherine Meurisse (Dargaud)
  • Le Mari De Mon Frère Tome 1 - Gengoroh Tagame (Akata)
  • Martha & Alan - Emmanuel Guibert (LAssociation)
  • Mauvaises Filles - Ancco (Cornélius)
  • Megg, Mogg & Owl À Amsterdam - Simon Hanselmann (Misma)
  • Les Ogres Dieux Tome 2 - Demi-Sang - Bertrand Gatignol, Hubert (Soleil)
  • Otto, L'Homme Réécrit - Marc-Antoine Mathieu (Delcourt)
  • Patience - Daniel Clowes (Cornélius)
  • Paysage Après La Bataille - Philippe De Pierpont, Eric Lambé (Actes Sud BD)
  • Pelote Dans La Fumée Tome 2 - Miroslav Sekulic-Struja (Actes Sud BD)
  • Perceval - Anne-Caroline Pandolfo, Terkel Risbjerg (Le Lombard)
  • Police Lunaire - Tom Gauld (Editions 2024)
  • Ratgod - Richard Corben (Delirium)
  • Le Remarquable Et Stupéfiant Monsieur Léotard - Daniel Best. Eddie Campbell (Ça Et Là)
  • Rocco Et La Toison - Vincent Vanoli (L’Association)
  • Saga Tome 6 - Fiona Staples, Brian K. Vaughan (Urban Comics/Dargaud)
  • Shangri-La - Mathieu Bablet (Ankama)
  • Stupor Mundi - Nejib (Gallimard)
  • Sunny Tome 6 - Taiyou Matsumoto (Kana)
  • Les Trois Fantômes De Tesla - Guilhem, Richard Marazano (Le Lombard)
  • Tulipe - Sophie Guerrive (Editions 2024)
  • Vivre À Frandisco - Marcel Schmitz, Thierry Van Hasselt (Frémok)