New Caledonian artists take part in the French Pacific Comic Book Festival

On Monday 11 June, come and meet new caledonian illustrator & comic book author Niko and Sosthène at Alliance Française Wellington. On June 12, the two artists will also take part in a workshop at Victoria University!

Talk, Digital Live Painting, Q&A and Book Signing

Monday 11 June at 6pm
Alliance Française Wellington
Level 3, 78 Victoria Street
Free entry - Event held in French (some English may occur!)

On Monday 11 June at 6pm at the Alliance Française Wellington, come and join us to meet the illustrator & comic book artist Niko, and the author Sosthène, both from New Caledonia, for an in-depth talk about their works as illustrator and author!

Inspirations, processes, rough works, new challenges and more, come and listen to these two amazing artists! During this event, Niko will also demonstrate the making of a digital live painting, and will start creating a cover book with comments and live explanations.

A Q&A (both in French and in English) and a book signing will be held at the end of the event.

Talk & Digital Live Painting

Tuesday 12 June from 10am to 12pm
Victoria University
Laby Lecture Theatre 118, Kelburn Campus
Free entry - Event held in English


How to create a comic from A to Z?

On Tuesday 12 June from 10am to 12pm at Victoria University (Laby Lecture Theatre 118, LBLT118, Kelburn Campus), discover the secrets of the creation of a comic from the very first drawings to the development of the characters, as well as their surrounding world, the synopsis and the storyboard!

Niko will also demonstrate the making of a digital live painting, and will start creating a cover book with comments and live explanations.

Quick biographies

JPEGAt an early age, Nicolas Martin (Niko) started drawing, having his first press illustrations published when he was 16. Since then, he has been an illustrator for newspapers and popular New Caledonian magazines. Niko is especially reknown for one of his comics, “Frimeurs des îles” (using “Aj’na" or Niko” as a signature) which is still one of the bestselling comics in New Caledonia, with more than 60,000 copies sold.

JPEGBefore he began writing novels, Sosthène Desanges tried different narrative registers. In 2008, he developed Chez Nadette, a series produced by Imag’inet for the television. The following year, he co-signed the adventures of Wouk le petit cagou. For the past 15 years he has also written the scenarios of the comic "Frimeurs des îles", sketched by Niko.

Keen to learn more: http://www.french.co.nz/comic-book-festival

Niko will also take part in various events organised by Alliance Française Christchurch (on June 5-6), Alliance Française Palmerston North (on June 15) and Alliance Française Auckland (on June 8).

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Dernière modification : 08/06/2018

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