Last Saturday I had the immense privilege to speak about The Mobile Comics Factory – and about how brilliant drawing is to an attentive audience at TEDx Folkestone.
This has been an amazing experience and a tremendous vote of confidence in the project… in a couple of weeks the video should be available online through the TEDx YouTube and beamed across the world to a global audience. The potential there is barely fathomable… though of course, it might just drift into obscurity.
I haven’t talked about this experience on the blog because I haven’t really known how. It was so big I didn’t really know how to fathom it. And it’s all wrapped up not just in my goals for the project but in my personal life goals.
However once the video is finally available I will tell you more about it… I promise.
I want to thank all our supporters who have helped to make things like this possible for the project.
One of the joys of running this project is that not only do we get to facilitate original work through our workshops but we also provide a platform for artists and makers to expose their work to new audiences. This aspect of the project is at its most exciting when an envelope arrives unexpectedly addressed to the MCF. BE KIND is the first such submission of 2017.
The beautifully produced zine was the result of a 24 zine making project from People United, and collects stories, poems, and visual responses to the notion of kindness from the Canterbury area.
People United is a Canterbury arts charity that seeks to increase kindness in the world through the arts.
BE KIND is not only a great addition to the MCF library but it is a lovely expression of the kinds of ideals that also sit at the core of the MCF.
We’re really grateful to People United for donating a copy of the zine.
To read the zine and browse a growing library of comics and publications find us at one of our public workshops (see calendar). And remember we’re always excited to receive new submissions.
Www.peopleunited.org.uk – external link