Sunday, 9 November 2014

Faththth - more new comics by schoolkids

From Coventry to Somerset, these comics are the work of pupils in years 4, 5, 7 and 8, the front covers thereof. And here are some of their delightful little faces too. Delightful as primary schoolkids title suggestions always are, the saddest thing about this selection was the reminder that, of the group that suggested Spider-Pig, hardly any of them realised that the Spider-Pig song (from the Simpsons Movie) was a parody of the Spider-Man theme. It's not the first time I've found kids who thought Spider-Pig was an all-new character and not a parody, reminding us all not to over-estimate the geeky cult references that normal people and kids will be familiar with.

My Comic Art Masterclass draws on my 25 years working for everyone from The Beano to Doctor Who & Marvel comics and teaches everyone in the class, of whatever ability, how easy it is to write and draw comic strips. I can work with two groups in a day, maximum 30 in each group, and I need a minimum of two hours for each. Age 7/8 (yr3) or older only. By the end of each session they'll have produced a comic with a strip in by each of them, which I run off on the photocopier and they each take a copy home, along with a caricature I'll have drawn of every one of them.

The celebs they chose for the demonstration strip were Simon Cowell (twice), Kim Kardashian, Ant McPartlin and, most original of the week, Edina Menzel.

Kev F Sutherland, as well as writing and drawing Pansy Potter, Bananaman, Biffo The Bear et al in The Beano, runs Comic Art Masterclasses in schools, libraries and art centres - email for details, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He's been writing and drawing comics for 25 years, he must know something. 

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