French Comics Drink and Draw: Nicolas Puzenat and Una

Fri 07 June
Books & Ideas

Unleash the artist within, enjoy a free drink and have an informal chat with graphic novelist Nicolas Puzenat and award-winning writer and artist Louisa Parker a.k.a. Una.

They will share with you their perspectives on their careers and artistic practices and their relationship to the natural world.

All welcome to draw and join the fun!


About our guests

Nicolas Puzenat is a French graphic novelist.
After studying literature, he taught in France, Belgium and Latin America – notably Buenos Aires, where his first graphic novel, Espèces invasives, is set, published in 2019 by Éditions Sarbacane.
In 2021, he published MégaFauna, a critically acclaimed philosophical fable selected for the Utopiales and Angoulême festivals. The second part of MégaFauna, Le Livre des délices et des infortunes, was published last year by Sarbacane.

Una is a writer and artist, author of four graphic novels: Eve (2021, Virago Press), Becoming Unbecoming (2015, Myriad Editions), On Sanity: One Day In Two Lives (2017) and The Cree (2018, Mayfly Press. Her first book Becoming Unbecoming has been widely translated, adapted into a play in Brazil, awarded a Prix Artemisia in France, and is taught in schools and universities around the world. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and Radio 3 Free Thinking. Una has a Ph.D and did post-doctoral research as a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing. Una’s community projects explore creative life story work with groups and individuals who have important stories to tell. She works from a garden shed in Leeds and is currently working on her first prose novel with support from SOA.

Nicolas Puzenat will also take part in Drink and Draw sessions at the Institut français d’Ecosse in Edinburg and at the Alliance Française de Glasgow, where he will be joined by Julie Campbell.

We are pleased to be partnering with La Belle Adventure for this series of events, an Edinburgh based book shop, specialising in French and European comics.