Book Illustration and comic art.

After the recent tragic events in France, where terrorists attacked the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, there has been a lot written in the media about cartoonists and comic art.

The Library Ladies picked up the following blog article (I want to make cartoons and comics but I have no idea where to start!) via Twitter which will tell you a lot about the different kinds of cartoon art and how to go about producing your own (not as difficult as you would think!)

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Click here to see the article.

It is written by Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre who is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats.

You can see another reason why the Library Ladies are a fan of hers!

You can see another reason why the Library Ladies are a fan of hers!

She makes picture books and comics with two other artists in an old police station – complete with jail cells! – in Deptford, south London. You may have seen her collaborations with Philip Reeve, Oliver and the Seawigs and Cakes in Space. 

 

We are getting into comics with The Etherington Brothers!

Click here to find the brothers' blog

All Year 7 students will be meeting the Etherington Brothers, Robin and Lorenzo during their Breakout sessions over the next 3 months. This Friday, it is the turn of lucky 7C1, 7M2 and 7S2! The Library Ladiez have already met and seen Robin and Lorenzo in action and can assure all students that they are in for a treat. Not only will they have their imaginations fired up by wild and wacky ideas but they will leave confident to begin creating their own characters and storylines during the rest of the day. Writing stories could never be so much fun!  We will have copies of their 2 books, Monkey Nuts and Baggage for sale at £7.99 and the brothers will be happy to sign (and probably doodle) them. So don’t forget to bring in some money if you would like a copy.