Unleash the artist within, learn a thing or two about drawing and enjoy a drink with an inspiring sketching social with two French comic artists at the the Institut français du Royaume-Uni in London next month.
Meet France’s best graphic novelists Lucie Arnoux, author of Je Ne Sais Quoi, to be published by Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels on 27th October, but getting its official launch at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; and Marine des Mazery, creator of Le Roi Jéhan, from Éditions lapin.
Before they steal the show at LICAF in Bowness-on-Windermere, enjoy a glass and an informal chat about their art, style, careers and techniques as they guide you in a very special drawing class, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni (aka the French Institute) in South Kensington, London. All levels welcome!
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!
Marine Des Mazery, who we interviewed recently, is an illustrator and comic author from Paris. Passionate about stories and comics since her childhood, Marine sails with the wind. While travelling through Normandy, England and Italy, she observed carefully what surrounded her, the new plots of life, the landscapes that spoke to her. She has subsequently self-published several fanzines, alone or accompanied, within different collectives. Her first graphic novel, Le Roi Jéhan, was published earlier this year.
• Women Shaping the World: Lucie Arnoux and Marine des Mazery Drink & Draw 7.00 – 8.30pm Thursday 13th October, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni in South Kensington, London announces a unique Drink and Draw | Book tickets including a drink here
THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL 2022
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2022 – and is online at: www.comicartfestival.com | Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast: www.comicartpodcast.uk | Twitter: @comicartfestpod | Facebook: @ComicArtPodcast | Instagram: @ComicArtPodcast
Announced guests for 2022 are, in alphabetical order, include: Charlie Adlard, Dimitris Anastasiou, Mehdi Annassi, Lucie Arnoux, Bianca Bagnarelli, Alison Bechdel, Matthew Dooley, Ulla Donner, Oliver East, Karrie Fransman, Dave Gibbons, Paul Gravett, Kalle Hakkola, Jaime Hernandez, Eva Hilhorst, Bryan Hitch, Stephen L. Holland, Rian Hughes, Marc Jackson, Leomacs, Marine des Mazery, Vojtěch Mašek, Joe McGarry, Luke McGarry, Steve McGarry, Mick McMahon, Bill Morrison, Bex Ollerton, Dean Ormston, Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips, Mike Perkins, Tim Pilcher, Ram V, Mollie Ray, Tom Richmond, Martin Rowson, Greg Rucka, Andrea Settimo, Katie Skelly, Václav Šlajch, Fiona Stephenson, Maria Surducan, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot, Petteri Tikkanen, Jörg Tittel, Twin Cartoons, Judit Vanistandel, Asya Voitenko, and Andi Watson
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