Have just completed my first gig as the university’s School of English Honorary Assistant Professor of Comics. It went extremely well, I’m told, with my efforts garnering such embarrassing endorsements as “brilliant” and “wonderful.” The stories the students devised quite staggered me with their variety and precision, each one containing elements that could only be envisaged in comics form. They have now taken them away to complete in their own time and in their own way.
Bearing in mind several do not have the drawing skills to do their narrative full justice, it was exciting that they didn’t flinch from making a bold fist of their stick illustrations. By September we hope to have a small but perfectly formed on-line anthology of their work.