Had a great time with Year 2 at Southsea Infants in Portsmouth yesterday. We started the day with cartooning tricks and tips to help them create their own cartoon superheroes, looking at everything from different ways to draw cartoon facial features to how to cope with that tricky cape hanging down their character's back.
In the afternoon the plan was to create a forty-minute six panel cartoon strip about a woodlouse, with the children making the suggestions and me cartooning on a huge sheet of paper. It was an opportunity for them to see how a strip is put together, and get their heads round visual narrative (we even managed to give it a great punchline in the final panel too). Really good fun, and splendidly different, so thanks for having me Southsea.