Take part in the Comic Swap!

There’s still plenty of time to send us your comics!  The deadline for this year’s swap is Friday 25th May.

Comic Swap is open to all sorts of children’s groups.

Some comics come from dedicated comic clubs – like this one from Dundee Comics Creative Space:

Others have been made in schools, such as last year’s entry from Kingsholm Primary School.

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Maybe you have made a comic with Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, or another out-of-school group?

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Explorer Unicorn by Megan

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!

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Smileys by Milo

 

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Swap Dates for 2018!

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

The deadline for this year’s swap is Friday 25th May, which gives you lots of time to  make your comics and get them in the post.

We’re working with the brilliant team at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books again – and there’s still time to visit their Comics exhibition to get inspiration for your own comic.

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 Comic swap form now!

We can’t wait to see your comics!

 

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

 

Our first mini comic swap! 

High fives and thanks to all the young comics creators who took part in our first Comic Swap Mini Swap. It was a fantastic day as part of Juice Festival’s Comics Takeover Day at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books

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! 

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.