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.
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.
Many thanks to the Meteor Masters and librarian Rhiannon Cook for taking part in the swap!
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:
This publication lived up to its claim, and was full of excellent and very funny comics.
This extract from “Dave the Phantom Toilet” by Emile makes brilliant use of image, panel break, caption and thought bubble, allowing the reader to make the connection, rather than spelling out the joke.
We look forward to future comics from the Pizza Kittens!
The comics include a magical computer, the day in the life of six different bugs and a cat who really, really likes pancakes.
Reading other people’s comics can give you great ideas for things to try out in your work. We loved the way that several comics in this compilation made use of limited colour in order to highlight the main characters or to draw attention to movements and sound effects.
You can find out more about the comic club by reading this interview with DCCS Coordinator Damon Herd on the Comics Club blog.
We can’t wait to read more comics from the talented members of this club!
Others have been made in schools, such as last year’s entry from Kingsholm Primary School.
Maybe you have made a comic with Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, or another out-of-school group?
Perhaps you have your own comic club at home, with your brothers and sisters, or your best friends? Whatever kind of group you belong to, we’d love to help you share your comics with other groups. Go here to find out how to take part!
Here’s the swap table at the start of the day. These first comics were made in advance by young comics artist-writers working with Ingi Jensson and Andy Waugh.
Here’s the swap table at the end of the day – BURSTING with comics! Thanks to Mike Thompson for being swapshop shopkeeper. It was great to see comics that were inspired by the Comics! exhibition as well as mega-marvellous new characters in children’s very own stories.
Keep an eye on this blog for more info. We learned a lot about how to run a busy-but-not-too-chaotic swap, including a token system to keep things moving. We want to help groups run their own swaps, so will be sharing what we’ve learned and helping connect comic swap groups.
We’re also hard at work planning postal swap dates for 2018. Is your comics club interested in taking part? Keep in touch!