Teens Workshop: Create your own Comic Book Drawings

During this fun, hands-on workshop for young teenagers, New Caledonian illustrator and comic book creator Nicolas Martin will guide you on how to create your own bande dessineé drawings. To bring your imagined characters to life, you will learn the basic principles of volume (the illusion of three dimensional forms and space), taking inspiration from one of the greatest artists and minds in all of history; Leonardo De Vinci.

Please bring your own blue and red pencil, a 2B pencil, a rubber and black pen.

Recommended for children aged 12 and up.


Nicolas Yann Martin (otherwise known as Niko, or Aj’na) is a New Caledonian illustrator, comic book creator, and editorial cartoonist.

He has been publishing editorial cartoons since he was 16 years old, and has worked extensively in story-boarding and illustration. Since 2002, Nicolas has collaborated with Solo (Sosthène Desanges) on the successful series Frimeurs des Îles (“Island Hotshots”). To date, more than 60,000 copies have been published, across 10 albums.

Since 2019 he has been writing and illustrating a new comic series called Cat’n Cookies which is currently being published in a weekly magazine and which will be published as its own album in 2020.