Monday, 18 June 2012

Young Readers are the BEST readers!

Last year we were invited to take part in the Young Readers Book Bash festival in Birmingham, and we had a ball. This year we were lucky enough to be invited back for a highlight show in their fantastic theatre space.

Festival organiser Gena Gaynor had put a superb programme of events together and the attention lavished on the little details were not lost on us. Just cast your eyes over the giant size model of our Baggage bag! And our logo! AND the comic book itself! Wow. Many thanks to Ben Kennedy for these incredible props.

The show was great and afterwards we signed lots of books and got a chance to look at loads of incredible cartoons made by members of the audience. One of the best things about returning to festivals each year is that readers have a chance to show you their own creations, and once again we were dazzled with the results. In order of appearance you can see Eduardo holding up a mighty page of monsters (accompanied by his cheeky little sister) and The Jordan Brothers (see what they did there?) with their, quite frankly AMAZING comics.

Those brothers have a serious future ahead of them. Both can write and draw ... blimey!

Many thanks to Gena and all the Festival staff who helped make our visit so much fun. We look forward to returning in the future!