The town of Gruissan is located east of Narbonne, on the Mediterranean. Each year in May, it holds a small comics festival and, in 2006, organizer Eric Mattei had invited us to talk about comics.

The old town of Gruissan lies in the shadow of an old medieval castle. There is the convention center where the festival took place.

JM waiting in line.... Randy waiting in line (with helper).... Maggie waiting in line; dogs are admitted.

The inland lake that borders Gruissan on its north/west side. The Gruissan beachfront, reminiscent of Baja; JJ Beinex's cult movie 37o2 Le Matin was shot there... The "chalets" (cabins) bordering the beachfront.

Lunch: comic fans' best time of the day.