Cartoons on Creative Writing Classes

I used to go to a creative writing class in Melbourne. The best thing about it was that it forced me to write on a regular basis. The worst thing about it was some of our terrible writing!

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Preparing For Frome Open Studios

Each year, the little Somerset town I live in has a week long festival. As part of that festival, local artists, like my friend, Paul Newman, exhibit their work. He works almost exclusively in pencil and draws from some of the best scenery in the West Country.

Pencil Drawing of Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast by Paul Newman

Pencil Drawing of Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast by Paul Newman

I’m sticking with cartoons, but have branched out into some larger scale acrylic paintings.Acrylic painting of dog detail

Frome's Skate Park Doesn't Allow Dogs, But the Dogs Don't Know That

Frome’s Skate Park Doesn’t Allow Dogs, But the Dogs Don’t Know That

School Cartooning Workshop Fun For All

I was recently invited to teach cartooning to a class of 25 seven to nine year olds and I went along to the school yesterday. We did a workshop on character design (specifically superheroes) and I was amazed to see how original and diverse their creations were. It was just as inspiring for me as it was for them AND I got to learn how to use one of those new-fangled whiteboards.

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Here is a small selection of some of the super superheroes the class drew:

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