Exhibition by Christian Kokon Gaudin From November 14 to 29 at Atelier Capifrance, Paris

- through Henry Oudin

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Christian Gaudin is a screenwriter and illustrator of comics and illustrated books. First an illustrator-graphic designer for the press, publishing, advertising and cartoons, Christian Gaudin was then an independent publisher of comics, mangas and illustrated books for Éditions Gilou, Alpen Publishers, Humanoïde Associés, La Sirène, Kraken , Horizons Illimités, where he served as publisher, artistic director and collection director.

In 1994, he began a career as a prolific author alongside his editorial activities and since 2004 has devoted himself exclusively to his activities as a humorous author.

Published by Éditions du Relié, his famous collection of “Guides pour chats zen” has been translated in Japan, Germany, Spain, Russia and Ukraine, in paperback and is regularly reissued. Under his Buddhist name of Kokon, he draws and publishes gags on Zen practice and spirituality. Under that of Maître Banane, he has been running the Butsu Zen Zone, the Zen meditation stand at Japan Expo, for ten years.

For this new exhibition, he brought back from his last stay in Japan 25 lovely decorative kakemonos to present his latest poetic-hilarious drawings made in ink and Posca on different traditional Chinese papers (Unryu, Xuan, Baipi and Heipi). He will sign his “Cat Guides” and his Zen books (Zen end of life, texts by Roland Yuno Rech and Tzen weets) during the opening and the conference on "Zen laughter" at the stall.


Opening on November 14 at 18 p.m.
Exhibition from November 14 to 29 (10 a.m. to 19 p.m. except weekends)
Dedicated conference “Zen Laughter” on Friday November 29 from 19 to 20 p.m.
Capifrance workshop: 152, Boulevard Voltaire 75011 Paris

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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