Saturday, 7 March 2020

The World's Ending and No-one Cares - comics by kids

If it's March it must be World Book Day. Which, as usual, extends out into a book week and, very nearly, a book month. Thursday 5th was the day itself, and I could easily have appeared in a dozen schools if I could have cloned myself. The Book Day marathon began on the last Friday on February at Redlands Primary in Worksop where they spawned these two fab creations. (That's supposed to be Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys, by the way, not Chesney Hawkes).

The big week itself saw some big travelling, starting with me jetting up to Glasgow for a day at Craigton Primary, where the P4s and P5s created these gems. From there I drove down to the Lake District...

At Old Hutton Primary near Kendal, the kids produced these two coincidentally-linked titles. Our first mention of Coronavirus, history may like to note. From there I drove the two and a half hours back to Glasgow airport in order to fly home. And the week continued, in the next blog...

The celebrities these six groups chose to star in my demonstration strip were Dwayne Johnson, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Lewis Capaldi and Miranda Hart.

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. His debut graphic novel Findlay Macbeth comes out in March. Follow Kev on Facebook, Twitter. Promo video here

My debut graphic novel Findlay Macbeth, available to order now:

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