The 2010 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée was a somewhat smaller celebration
of the form than had been typical from recent years. The global economic recession
hit the festival in a very direct fashion, with a great deal of public sabre-rattling in the
press between the festival and the town over who would pay which bills. In the end that
bickering was resolved and the show, under the presidency of Blutch, rolled out under
the grey skies and wet snow of the final weekend of January.