December 7th, 2009

the school trip

I spent today leading comics workshops at James Allen's Preparatory School in Dulwich, southeast London. I'll post some more photos later, but just had to put up this great comic by Molly Jones, passed on to me by her librarian mother, Nicola Jones. So funny!

I love the bit about having to sit on the bus next to Fungus, who throws up. My sister and I used to ride a bus that went all the way around an island with the curviest-ever roads for over an hour before coming back to the mainland and dropping us off at our bus stop, and there was always someone getting queasy. One guy puked over my sister's saxaphone case, and it seeped inside so badly that she had to have her sax professionally cleaned.

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comics jam session

One of the girls at the James Allen's Preparatory School came up with this guy, he's such a dude.

I made up this sheet this weekend and tried it out on today's classes after talking to them about how to create interesting characters. If you want to try it out, you can download a PDF version of it here for the next 30 days. Let me know how it went!

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