Comic book kids

Beano cartoonist/artist Kevin Sutherland visits Crofton high school.'w3425b042
Beano cartoonist/artist Kevin Sutherland visits Crofton high school.'w3425b042

DR Who, Spongebob Squarepants and Batman made guest appearances at Crofton High School’s art room thanks to a special 
visitor.

Comic artist Kev Sutherland, who works for the Beano, took comic art masterclasses at the school on Tuesday, after school librarian Lynne Loy was inspired by his speech at a conference.

Mr Sutherland, who has also worked for Marvel Comics and is designing a new Dr Who comic book, showed off his talents with a demonstration and then the class worked on drawings for a comic book of their own.

Around 30 pupils took part in two workshops.

Mrs Loy said: “After his lively and inspirational demonstrations, where in just a few minutes he filled a big sheet with fabulous drawings, Kev drew a caricature of each of the pupils, which made up the back page of the comic.

“Throughout the session the pupils all made their own cartoons which were brought together at the end of the day.”

Head of art Sheila Goodwill said: “It was a fantastic experience for all our pupils, who enjoyed every moment. It’s always valuable for them to work with professional artists.”