Widcombe Comic Club joined the swap for a second year with another collection of comics, including new characters such as Hetty’s Hippo and Finnely Frog and Phillip Fly.
Popular with readers from DDCS Comic Club, was Amelia’s comic, which made lovely use of colour and close-ups.
We can’t wait to see this year’s Comic Swap comics!
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.
Thanks to everyone at WEYDA for taking part in the swap!
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.
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.
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.
Hannah and Lydia