In memory of
Sophie Castille

for comics in translation


We are happy to have six Sophie Castille Awards: English, Greek, Italian, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish/Catalan.

The hosts are the following organizations: 

LICAF in Cumberland in England,

The Greek Comics Awards,

Comicon Napoli, Italy,

Łódź International Festival of Comics and Games, Poland,

Tinta Comics Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia,

FICOMIC - Comic Barcelona, Spain,

These six countries and organizations reach hundreds of thousands of comics and graphic novels readers and professionals around the world.

The Sophie Castille Awards for Comics in Translation are for the best translation of graphic novels into a variety of languages around the world. 

These awards have been created in honour of Sophie Castille, international rights director and V. P. of licensing for Mediatoon and cofounder and director of Europe Comics, who died unexpectedly in 2022. Since the late nineties, Sophie built bridges for bandes dessinées and their authors from of France and around the world. She was a constant source of creativity, motivating publishers from all over the world and encouraging them to exchange ideas. She became a key figure in the growth of comics and graphic novels translation around the world.

Comics and graphic novels, considered in France as The Ninth Art, are a diverse and dynamic international medium that is growing in popularity every year and is loved the world over. Spreading these works internationally through translation is a way to bring the world together. 

With comics in translation becoming an important influence in the publishing world, VIP Brands ltd, Comica and LICAF have decided to honour Sophie’s memory and continue her work to promote comics in translation around the world with these new Awards.

We are hoping to widen the scope of these awards and are thus looking for even more partners to host these awards around the world to help us have a Sophie Castille Award for as many languages as possible. 

We ar also looking for sponsors. 

If you would like to be a part of these memorial awards, please contact:


Ficomic Barcelona -  Regina López Muñoz for Alison, Lizzy Stewart,(Errata Naturae).

Comicon, Naples - Samatha K. Milton Knowles for Astrologia, Liv Stromquist, (Fandango).

LICAF, Bowness-on-Windemere - 28 September, 2024

Łódź International Festival of Comics and Games - 14 September, 2024

TINTA - festival stripa - 12 October, 2024 

ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΑΚΑΔΗΜΙΑ ΚΟΜΙΚΣ (Greek Comics Academy) - May 2025


A VIP Brands Ltd initiative with the support of LICAF and COMICA

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