Central Vapeur is an association of professionnals concerned by the future of illustration and comics in Strasbourg and it’s region.
It is mostly constituted by publishing collectives (from Alsace or not anymore), independent authors and also professionnals from other cultural sectors.
Through the organization of cultural events and the creation of a professionnal subsidiary, Central Vapeur is involved with the existing institutions in the developpment of illustration.
On the artistic side: Since everybody is likely to appeal it (member of the association or not), it intends to have a coherent and rigorous look upon the art which it defends. The form may be popular or totally experimental, they are closely examinated by the artistic direction, strongly rejecting the idea that “everything is equal”.
Central Vapeur doesn’t hesitate to show here the national or European productions, to defend the quality of local creations and to help in their identification.
On the professionnal side: Its services are open to all creators without any distinction and whatever the nature of their productions. They are accessible since march 2015 for subscribers under the name of Central Vapeur PRO.