Swap Dates for 2019!

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

The deadline for this year’s swap is Friday 24th May 2019, which gives you lots of time to  make your comics and get them in the post.

We’re delighted to be working with the brilliant team at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books again as the postal home for our swap.

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 permission form (PDF) now!

We can’t wait to see your comics!

 

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

 

Swap Comics: Sprays that do exciting things.

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Sprays that do exciting things & other comics was a funny and original comic that made us all laugh. We loved the idea of sprays that do exciting things, and the bonus mini-comic.

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Want to invent you own exciting spray? Head over to the the comic club blog for this month’s Comics Challenge and a set of templates.

You can read some reviews of this comic here.

Thanks to Stoneydown Park School Drawing Club and Ben Thompson for taking part!

Swap Comics: Adventure through Space!

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Next up is Luna and Tweeny’s Adventure through Space! from the Inkpots Comics Crew.

This comic makes great use of visual storytelling. We loved the use of different angles and close-ups, as well as the heartfelt emotions on the characters’ faces.

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We hope there will be more adventures for Luna and Tweeny in the future!

Thanks so much to the Inkpots Comics Crew and to Gill Pawley of Inkpots Writing Workshops!

Swap Comics: Pizza Kittens!

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This comic sent in by The Pizza Kittens! has a knockout cover. It compels you to turn the page to read the better-than-awesome comics inside!

This comic was made by members of Neill Cameron‘s Comics Club, which runs every month at the Story Museum in Oxford.

This publication lived up to its claim, and was full of excellent and very funny comics.

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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!

 

 

Comic Swap at Seven Stories!

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On Wednesday this week we had a meeting at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books to open up the parcels sent to us by comic clubs from across the country.

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Eight sets of amazing comics had been sent to us – from Dundee, Newcastle, Oxford, Bath, Essex, London and Sussex!

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We had a brilliant time reading the comics. They were funny, clever and informative. We were also impressed by the sophisticated cartooning skills displayed in the comics.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at each comic in more detail and getting to know the comic clubs that made them a bit better.

The comics are now in the post, and each of the clubs that took part will soon receive a package of five brilliant comics.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the clubs that took part, and to Rose Mockford and Seven Stories for supporting the swap!

Hannah and Lydia

Swap Dates for 2018!

Lola and Dan

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)