Lawson Time!

Lawson Time

This comic from Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy made use of digital and hand-drawn elements.

Take a look at Book Woman –  school librarian and superhero!

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Comic Swap in Progress!

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The Comic Swap team recently met up at the incredible Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books in order to sort through the comics and parcel them up ready for posting. We had great fun reading the comics – and were impressed and entertained by the drawing and storytelling skills of all the young cartoonists.

Thank you to everyone who took park in the first Comic Swap. It’s been fantastic to receive comics from all around the country: Bath, Dundee, Gateshead, Gloucester, Newcastle, and North Yorkshire.

Look out for further blog posts on the comic groups involved in the swap and their amazing comics!

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Entry: Kingsholm CofE Primary School

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Aww yeah, another Comic Swap entry! These AWESOME Comics By AWESOME Kids are made by children at Kingsholm Church of England Primary School in Gloucester. A mega bundle of comics, made in 6 weeks as part of their own university-style module.

Are you feeling inspired? We’ve extended our deadlines so yes, you can still take part in Comic Swap. The new deadlines are:

  • Friday 14th April 2017 to email us your permission form
  • Friday 21st April 2017 for your printed/photocopied comics to arrive at Seven Stories

Here’s a link to the permission form. If you have any questions about Comic Swap please get in touch.

Yes, you can still take part – deadline extended!

 

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It’s been a busy week with Comic Swap entries arriving, being promised by email, and/or being frantically finished by comics clubs! We’ve extended our deadlines so yes, you can still take part. The new deadlines are:

  • Friday 14th April 2017 to email us your permission form
  • Friday 21st April 2017 for your printed/photocopied comics to arrive at Seven Stories

Here’s a link to the permission form. If you have any questions about Comic Swap please get in touch.

Looking forward to swapping with you!

Entry: FaSMEd comics 


Another bundle of Comic Swap entries have arrived!

FaSMEd comics is made by pupils at George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne. It’s a collection of comics made as part of a bigger project about maths and science lessons (Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education), to tell other people what these lessons were like. All made in a series of lunchtime comics clubs, 35 minutes for each session!

Comic Swap is open for entries – you can still get involved! Here’s a link to everything you need to know. Email us your completed permission form by Friday 7th April 2017, and make sure your posted comics arrive at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books by Friday 14th April 2017.

Make it your own!

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Comics come in all shapes, sizes and formats. These examples of comics made by children show some of the million-gazillion options open to comics creators.

Scanning and printing your comic from a computer is one option.

Cover and extract from Anomalies Vol.2 by Josh

Photocopied comics are just as good.

Extracts from Moss Man by Milo and I am a Sloth by Lucy

The size and format of your comic is up to you: A4 or A5? Stapled or stiched? Concertina-book or hand-folded mini-comic?

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Extract from mini-book series Guy Fawkes and the Phoenix by Lucy

How did you make your last comic? And how will you make your next one?

Comic Swap is open for entries from all sorts of young comics creators making all sorts of comics. Here’s a link to everything you need to know.

There’s still to get involved in our first swap. Email us your completed permission form by Friday 7th April 2017, and make sure your posted comics arrive at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books by Friday 14th April 2017.

Many thanks to Josh, Milo and Lucy for sharing their comics.

First entry for our first Comic Swap

Our first Comic Swap entries have arrived!

Tales from Dundee and Beyond is made by Comics Club at Dundee Comics Creative Space. It’s a collection of comics strips made in the first six months of the club. Six months! That’s a pretty impressive publishing timeline.

You can find out more about CC@DCCS on their website, and over on the Comics Club blog.

Comic Swap is open for entries – plenty of time to get involved! Here’s a link to everything you need to know. Email us your completed permission form by Friday 7th April 2017, and make sure your posted comics arrive at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books by Friday 14th April 2017.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Comic Swap website!

We’re here to help children’s comic groups share their comics.

If you have made a comic as part of a group – at school, in a library, or any other setting – and would like to share your comic please ask one of the adults in charge of your group to read the information here about how to join in the next comic swap.