Doors open at 6:30 PM, Talk starts at 7:00 PM
Jérémie Royer is a French graphic novelist, illustrator and designer. After spending his childhood in Nice, France he studied graphic novels and comic artistry at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Brussels, Belgium. He then moved to Paris, where he began his career as an artist. In 2010, he published his first comic book, La Traversée. He then illustrated Yesterday, an homage to the Beatles that came out in 2011 with a storyline by David Blot. In 2016, his graphic novel Sur les Ailes du Monde, Audubon (in English, Audubon: On the Wings of the World, Nobrow Press) was released. It was created with co-author Fabien Grolleau and dedicated to French-American naturalist Jean-Jacques Audubon. The result of more than three years of work, Audubon was rewarded with the Prix de la BD Géographique Décerné at the 2016 International Festival of Geography. Royer currently lives and works in Brussels. He, along with seven other graphic novelists and illustrators, is part of the Atelier Mille, a workshop for comic book authors.
Monsieur Royer will speak on the creation of the graphic novel highlighting John James Audubon’s career. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.