We’ve also been gearing up for several exciting events.
They really began last Saturday, a lovely sunny day, when we travelled to Galashiels for a workshop session.
Children love comics, especially when they have the chance to create their own. We had the pleasure of working with parents and young people between the ages of roughly 5 and 15, all extremely enthusiastic and engaged.
They produced some fantastic work including the witty comic shown below (which was drawn by a 12 year old!).
The organisation was excellent, and the room was ideal for inspiring ideas for characters and comic stories.
Now we’re preparing for several interesting future events: including a presentation at the Advanced Higher Creative Writing Conference in Edinburgh on the 7th of September, where Alan Bissett is the keynote speaker; a talk for teachers at the National Literacy Network Meeting in Stirling on the 8th of November and also a children’s comic workshop at Dundee Central Library.
It’s exciting to share the possibilities that the graphic novel medium offers.