Thu 14 Oct

French Comics Drink & Draw

Unleash the artist within, learn a thing or two about drawing and enjoy a drink with this inspiring sketching social.

Meet France’s best graphic novelists Jul’ Maroh (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Boulet (Notes, Donjon) and Sébastien Verdier (Orwell with Pierre Christin) before they steal the show at the Lakes International Comic Art Fest!

Join them for a unique Drink and Draw! Enjoy a glass and an informal chat about their art, style, careers, and techniques as they guide your drawing class using 3 subjects of their choice! All levels welcome!

Thu 14 Oct 7pm

1h30 | in English and French | £7 non-members, £5 members (incl. a drink)

About our guests

Jul Maroh is a French writer and graphic novel illustrator. Trans, LGBTQ+ and feminist activist, Jul is most well-known for Blue is the Warmest Colour (Le bleu est une couleur chaude), a LGBTQ+ romance about Adèle, teenager who, through meeting Emma, discovers her sexuality and asserts herself as a woman and an adult. The graphic novel has since been adapted by Abdelatif Kechiche into the film starring Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. Jul has since written an array of amazing graphic novels, including Skandalon and most recently, You Brought me the Ocean.

Gilles Roussel aka Boulet is a French comic book creator and cartoonist. Starting his career with the magazine “Tchô!”, he has since published 30 graphic novels including Raghnarok, La Rubrique scientifique, and the cartoonist for Donjon Zénith from book 5 alongside Joann Sfar, and Augie and the Green Knight with Zach Weinersmith.

Sébastien Verdier is a self-taught comic artist, who started alongside François Corteggiani with the acclaimed Ultimate Agency. Subsequently he collaborated with Pierre Christin with the release in 2014 of Rencontre sur las Transssaharienne and Orwell in 2019 about the British political writer’s life.

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Illustrations (from left to right): Le bleu est une couleur chaude © Jul Maroh, Orwell © Sébastien Verdier and Pierre Christin, Donjon © Boulet



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