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!