When I ask the kids in my Comic Art Masterclasses to come up with a title for the group comic, a copy of which they each take home at the end of the day, their suggestions are always surprising and often baffling. When a title seems to have no basis in anything other than the pupil's imagination, and it wins their fellow pupils' popular vote, that's a treat. So that's where Chuckle The Minister come from. As for We Are Ducks And We Don't Give A Quack, that's the sort of title that, when it comes from borderline-innocent year 6s, you can get away with it. It did make the teacher wince.
These comics are from four yr 6 classes at Ruskin juniors in Swindon, who've had me back year after year. And the next couple are from Bonner primary in Bethnal Green.
The celebrities they chose to step on a worm (see blogs passim) were Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, The Rock, David Beckham, Morgan Freeman, Vin Diesel, and (most originally) David Attenborough. This final example comes from a day-long class with year 7s, 8s and 9s at Backwell:
Elsewhere in my world of comics, the Magna Carta book I produced with schoolkids in Lincoln has been published:
Freedom Comic hot off the press! @Lincoln_BIG @visitlincoln @LincolnCastle #nightoffestivals #greatweekend pic.twitter.com/hPAZRLHq2e— ArtReach (@_ArtReach) June 8, 2015
Kev F Sutherland, as well as writing and drawing for The Beano, Marvel, Doctor Who et al, runs Comic Art Masterclasses in schools, libraries and art centres - email for details, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. View the promo video here.