Beano comics artist Kev Sutherland has been in touch to say he has a fair cluster of his Comic Art Masterclasses in 2009 that will be open to the public, rather than just being in schools and colleges.
Wednesday 18th February – New Milton Library. Tel: 01264 353063
Thursday 19th February – South Ham Library. Tel: 01252 516458
Saturday 21st February – Chipping Norton Theatre. Tel: 01608 642350
Saturday 21st March – Quay Arts Isle Of Wight. Tel: 01983 822490
Sunday 5th April – Norden Farm Park, Maidenhead. Tel: 01628 682565
Book your places now. “If you want to have me come to an art centre, library, or school near you, just ask and I’d be glad to,” says Kev. “I cost little more than a supply teacher for the day. I can work with two groups in a school day, up to 30 in each group, any age from seven (year 3) upwards.
“By the end of each session the group has produced a comic containing a strip by every single one of them, a copy of which they take home, plus I’ve drawn a caricature of every one of them (I
can even draw all the staff if there’s time).
• You can see examples of Kev’s workshops, and videos of him in action (including my recent appearance on BBC1’s The One Show) at comicfestival.co.uk
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.
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