Nameless and Thief is the fantastic new comic / mini-zine created by Milena T, with the Mobile Comics Factory.
Use the link below to download and print it yourself… and use the video provided below for instructions for how to fold it.
Well done Milena, you should be really proud of your comic
Oh, and as a bonus, here is a short comic strip by Callum S
In dreams is an 8 feet long drawing created by a year 10 carousel group at Folkestone Academy. Each member of the group contributed to the final drawing which sees a sleeping man fly through a series of increasingly bizarre scenes and into a night of lovecraftian horror!
Also included on this page is a link to a pdf document that you can print and fold into a pocket book version of this image. The process for making the book is identical to that used on our previous publication “our harbour arm” and so you can follow the instructions on the video below to make the book. (take note that IN DREAMS is a portrait book)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF
Another grand comic from a recent workshop… this one made by Ruby, age 8
We’ve got loads of amazing comics to share with you coming up on the blog.
This one was made at a family workshop hosted by Block 67.
The Mobile Comics factory is proud to present THE DEAD DOG. A new comic by Alfie from Christ Church Primary Academy in Folkestone.
Alfie tells the poignant true story of the loss of a family pet in simple words matched with illustrations that capture the emptiness that grief can create.
Alfie conveys some very real emotions in his comics and has been able express himself through his work in a way that would perhaps be difficult without art. His comic makes me feel all the more proud to be running the Mobile Comics Factory, as he demonstrates in a very direct manner what we believe about the potential of creativity in kids lives. But at the same time I don’t feel as if I need to special plead for his work to show you how accomplished it is. The work speaks for itself. I was particularly moved by the last page of the comic, see below:
This final image, unlike the previous panels has no words alongside it, and he also made the drawing much smaller, leaving a chasm of negative space that really makes the moment feel more real and conveys something of the infinite emptiness of moments of intense grief.
I have no doubt that Alfie was to a degree unconscious of how this composition would affect the reader but perhaps that only proves all the more how effectively the arts can express what is otherwise hard to articulate.
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Jessie from St. Mary’s primary created a great little zine called THE STORY OF THE BIG PRINCE, an example of the many mini zines and mini comics created this term as part of our lunch time workshops.
Print out the image below and follow this video tutorial to assemble (scissors required).