Last week we revisited the ever-wonderful Backwell school and, as is usual with our events, we were happily anticipating a morning of laughs and nonsense and fun. What we were NOT expecting was to be presented with an absolute FEAST of comic awesomeness, courtesy of two of the schools students!
Since our last visit, a mere four weeks ago, Millie and Charlie - both in Year 7 - had managed to conjure all of THIS:
There is so much to enjoy in this work, it's difficult to know where to start. The characters are original, brilliantly realised and superbly named (Dr Ssssavahana the long suffering snake being a personal favourite), the comic strip - named "Down in the Jungle" - was imaginative and continually amusing (comedy repetition, irrelevant sight gags, word play, slapstick - they'd done it all) and the art was simply brilliant. Just LOOK at the giraffe above - love that they added an extra piece of paper to the sheet to get that neck juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust long enough!
But while it was difficult to know where to start with my compliments, it was VERY easy to choose where to finish. The following pic needs no description...
Yep. Indeedy. True dat.
A thousand thanks to Millie and Charlie for presenting us with their hard work. Keep the good stuff coming!
And if anyone else has comic characters or strips they'd like to share, just email them over and we'll pop them up on the site. We love seeing your creations.