A couple of days in Northumberland gave us some of the best comic titles of the year so far. These two, from Bellingham Middle School, being particular favourites.
These two, from Seaton Sluice and Whytrig Middle Schools respectively, were also fun, though slightly disappointing in that they were the kids repeating popular memes rather than being actually original. Still, it's good to be able to Google what they want you to draw, rather than trying to think of something myself that, ultimately, isn't so impressive.
These two from North Bradley in Wiltshire were just the sort of cover I'm disappointed by. Fine suggestions from the kids, turned into lacklustre scribbles by me. You can't come up with a classic every time.
This comic, produced with NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) at Colmore school, was an inspiring idea which I somehow turned into a really naff cover. Which I then coloured even nafferlier. Which, of it isn't a word, should be.
The celebrities these 7 groups chose to star in my demonstration strip were Little T (a rapper, m'lud), Kim Jong Un, Mo Salah, KSI (a boxer, apparently), Beyonce, Kevin Du Bruyne (plays for Man City, my ignorance of popular culture references knew no bounds this week), and Donald Trump.
Kev F Sutherland, as well as writing and drawing for The Beano, Marvel, Doctor Who et al, runs Comic Art Masterclasses in schools, libraries & art centres. email for details. Facebook, Twitter. Promo video here.