Help Springworth, robot butler to the world’s superhero elite, and learn how to make comics along the way! That’s the premise for How To Make Comics With Springworth, a new brilliant-looking title from Fair Spark Books written by Tony Esmond and drawn by Andy Hanks, currently being offered via Kickstarter.
Already fully funded, How to Make Comics With Springworth is a 24-page A4 all-ages magazine that encourages artistic collaboration from its reader – a magazine that will be featured in comic making kits for Fair Spark’s partnered charity, Little Heroes Comics.
The Kickstarter campaign has successfully raised the funds necessary to cover the printing and production costs to bring this comic making adventure to life and into 1000 kits for kids, but it’s still open to backing for the rest of this month.
A magazine designed to fire up the imagination of its readers and encourage budding artists to put pen, pencil or crayon to paper and create, Tony and Andy’s work looks terrific and well worth checking out.
Plus, there’s still opportunity to help this smashing-looking project reach its the first stretch goal at the £1000 mark, which will enable to add an aditional four pages to the magazine. The extra pages give readers the template to use the skills aquired in the magazine to make your own comic.
So why not join the fun and help Springworth, robot butler to the world’s superhero elite, and learn how to make comics along the way. You’ll be drawing super hero costumes, robots and even a gigantic monster!
The back of the magazine will also be jam-packed with awesome extra activities for you to have fun with.
Little Heroes Comics is a UK-based charity, also founded by Fair Spark Books’ founder Aaron Rackley, that creates and sends comic making kits to children in hospitals and other healthcare organisations throughout the UK.
All art and script copyright Tony Esmond and Andy Hanks
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.