Our latest weekend workshop took place at FAMILY in Folkestone’s rendezvous street.
FAMILY is a super venue, and it’s owners champion the same kinds of creative and DIY ideals the factory aims to share so it was a good fit in that sense. But more than that the venue created a really relaxed atmosphere with kids and young people coming into draw whilst parents chilled with a drink and listened to Jeremy’s awesome collection of vinyl.
This session was another all age affair, and though primarily conceived as a youth project I love that comics is able to cross boundaries and we had adults doing stuff, a group of young people, and kids and parents. That really speaks to the power of drawing I reckon. However the star of the show was without a doubt Ernest, the days youngest participant, who forewent more traditional materials to draw on the crockery. (See pic)
I’m really excited to put together everyone’s work into a new publication. That will be available from the MCF soon.