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!
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!