Lucie Arnoux and Nicolas Wild lead Drink & Draw at the Institut français next week

Ahead of their participation in the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, the Institut français in London has organised a Drink & Draw session with French illustrators Lucie Arnoux and Nicolas Wildnext week, on Thursday 28th September

This is an occasion to share a drink and exchange with illustrators that are making an impact on the French comics scene today, while creating art together during a special drawing class.

Lucie Arnoux is an illustrator and comic-book artist from the South of France. She moved to London ten years ago and loved it so much she never left. A compulsive sketcher, Lucie has tried her hands at all sorts of painterly things. She designs theatre backdrops and prop painting for film and TV, does live sketching as artist-in-residence for events and festivals, works on her autobiographical graphic novels and the Enola Holmes comics series, and illustrates children’s books. She hopes her mad creative juggling never stops!

Nicolas Wild is a former student of the famous illustration studio at the School of Applied Arts and Design in Strasbourg. In 2005, Nicolas accepted a job offer in Afghanistan where he was given the task of drawing an adaptation of the Afghan constitution. In 2007, he launched Kaboul Disco, a comic book series in which he talks about his life as an expat. 

The discovery of the Persian world then led him to Iran and in 2014 he completed Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra, an eye-opening journey through current events in Iran.

The Institut français is the French Agency of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in charge of promoting French culture overseas and international cultural exchanges.

• French Comics Drink and Draw with Lucie Arnoux and Nicolas Wild 7.00pm Thursday 28th September, the Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place London SW7 2DT | Tickets £5 members £7 non-members | Get your tickets for this event here

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Bowness-on-Windermere 29th September to 1st October 2023 | Buy your Festival tickets here