Comic Swap 2019!

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On Friday 14th June, Hannah and Lydia met with Jayne Humphreys at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books to carry out this year’s Comic Swap!

We received comics from 11 groups of young cartoonists, including our first ever international comic.

We had a brilliant time reading the comics, and we’re look forward to sharing extracts and inspiration from the comics.

The comics have been sorted, and five comics have been sent out to each of the groups.

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in this year’s swap!

 

Swap Dates for 2019!

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We are very happy to announce the start of our third Comic Swap!

The deadline for this year’s swap is Friday 24th May 2019, which gives you lots of time to  make your comics and get them in the post.

We’re delighted to be working with the brilliant team at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books again as the postal home for our swap.

Not sure what Comic Swap is all about? Head over to this page to find out all you need to know about joining in with this year’s swap.

Ready to sign up? Download the permission form (PDF) now!

We can’t wait to see your comics!

 

Image: Lola and Dan by Lucy (from Widcombe Comic Club’s 2017 swap comic)

 

Swap Comics: Eddy Tiles and the West End Loan Shark

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Next up in our review of the 2018 swap comics, is Eddy Tiles and the West End Loan Shark by WEYDA (West End Young Digital Artists), based in the West End of Newcastle.

This informative and engaging comic makes use of brightly coloured digital art, and forms a brilliant educational resource, addressing the issues surrounding loan sharks.

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Thanks to everyone at WEYDA for taking part in the swap!

 

 

Swap Comics: Cavalry Comics

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The range of comics sent into Comic Swap is always inspiring.

Hadrian’s Cavalry Comic was created as part of the Hadrian’s Cavalry learning projects and was inspired by visits to Hadrian’s Wall. The comic was a collaborative project, led by comic artist Jim Medway who worked with three groups of young people to create a comic about Roman cavalry.

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We loved the comics and drawings in this publication – they were by turns beautiful, informative and funny.

You can read more about the project here and you can even read and download the comic.

 

 

Comic Swap countdown!

 

The Comic Swap dates for 2019 will be posted soon, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement on this page and on @comic_swap

Over the autumn and winter months of 2018, Hannah and Lydia were busy spreading the word about Comic Swap. Comics from the swap library were on display at Thought Bubble and the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair.

In the lead up to the launch date, we will be showcasing some more comics from the 2018 swap, starting with Hadrian’s Cavalry Comic.

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Swap Comics: Sprays that do exciting things.

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Sprays that do exciting things & other comics was a funny and original comic that made us all laugh. We loved the idea of sprays that do exciting things, and the bonus mini-comic.

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Want to invent you own exciting spray? Head over to the the comic club blog for this month’s Comics Challenge and a set of templates.

You can read some reviews of this comic here.

Thanks to Stoneydown Park School Drawing Club and Ben Thompson for taking part!

Swap Comics: Adventure through Space!

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Next up is Luna and Tweeny’s Adventure through Space! from the Inkpots Comics Crew.

This comic makes great use of visual storytelling. We loved the use of different angles and close-ups, as well as the heartfelt emotions on the characters’ faces.

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We hope there will be more adventures for Luna and Tweeny in the future!

Thanks so much to the Inkpots Comics Crew and to Gill Pawley of Inkpots Writing Workshops!

Swap Comics: Intergalactic Comic-ness

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Our next comic comes from the out-of-this-world Meteor Masters. The Meteor Masters are members of the Drawing Comics Club at St Aubyn’s school. You can read about their club here and here.

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This funny and brightly coloured comic is full of jokes and great characters, including Dodo and Chipotato, the Crazy Unicorns, and Slimeman.

Top tip from the comic “Toaster”: you are often told not to repeat yourself when you are writing a story or making a comic, but in this panel the repetition in the caption and the speech bubble works brilliantly.

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Many thanks to the Meteor Masters and librarian Rhiannon Cook for taking part in the swap!

 

Comic Swap reviews!

Check out DCCS Comic Club’s brilliant reviews of their Comic Swap comics!

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We were super excited to receive a parcel from Comic Swap this week. A few weeks ago we sent off some copies of Da Awesome Comic and in return we were sent 5 comics from other comics clubs around the country. The five amazing comics were:

Hadrian’s Cavalry Comic
Intergalactic Comic-ness
Widcombe Comic Club Volume 2
Eddy Tiles and the West End Loan Shark
Sprays That Do Exciting Things & Other Comics 2018

We decided that it would be really great for our Comics Clubbers to read the comics and then draw some short strips as reviews. See the wonderful results below!

review conorSprays That Do Exciting Things review by Conor

review dianaThe Adventure of Marshmallow & Sun (from Intergalactic Comic-ness) review by Diana

review lanaAmelia’s Comic (from Widcombe Comic Club) review by Lana

review shannonSprays That Do Exciting Things review by Shannon

review darceySprays That Do Exciting Things review by Darcey

review emilyHadrian’s Cavalry Comic review…

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