This colourful and interactive exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for
Children’s Books presents an eclectic mix of original, iconic comic art current children’s comic creators that will delight and inspire the whole family!
Young people and comic book fans of all ages will be immersed in the stimulating and
imaginative world of children’s comics before creating their very own settings, characters and stories using playful props and costumes. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to
see influential British comic icons such as Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as
they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s, along with old friends Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx
and Roy of the Rovers.
Other famous characters featured include Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by Ian Churchill, the British artist and producer of comics for America’s two largest comic corporations – Marvel and DC comics. Current British comic creators including Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson provide a unique insight into the creative process behind comic book making, featuring storyboards, sketches and 3D models.
Just some of the fun, hands-on activities around the gallery include a random word
generator, character creator, and a host of props, objects and special devices to inspire and create comic ideas.