"Fairy Tail" Creator Wins Special Award at France's Angoulême Festival

Hiro Mashima receives the Fauve Special Award at the comics event

Hiro Mashima, creator of the original Fairy Tail manga, received a great honor at the 45th Angoulême International Comics Festival. In addition to presenting him with the Fauve Special Award, the festival is currently host to an exhibition of his work from January 25 to 28. 

 

French Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen and Mashima: 

 

Angoulême's Fairy Tail exhibition features more than 100 drawings and 50 manuscripts spread out over five rooms. There are also figures and costumes on display, and fans can even check out an Artist Technique room outfitted with a special instructional video.

 

A look at the exhibit:

 

Try your hand at drawing like Mashima!

 

Mashima and his drawing tablet: 

 

Mashima meeting a young fan: 

 

Here's the Fairy Tail exhibit's key visual: 

 

Source: Comic Natalie via Anime News Network

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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