Nick Brennan – Cartoon Fun
Nick Brennan has been a professional cartoonist (for the Dandy & Beano) for over 20 years and runs cartoon drawing workshops. These can last from an hour to a full day, and the children are encouraged to participate throughout, creating their own characters and, in longer workshops, writing stories for them which they then turn into comic strips. All the techniques needed for the creation of a comic strip are covered – character creation, storyboarding, picture composition, speech bubbles, and sound effects – as well as looking at perspective, anthropomorphism and onomatopoeia! The workshops can also be tailored around topics that the children may be studying (eg Greek myths), but the emphasis is always on the children having fun!
Nick is CRB checked and has public liability insurance.