I RECENTLY held a couple of workshops at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy, here in Portsmouth, showing the children there how to draw caricatures of one another.
It was a fun couple of hours, and the kids seemed to have a lark cartoonifying (which is a word now) each other, and there was some great work produced by them.
Here now follows some pictures of the event, featuring me in my lovely tweed jacket (replete with elbow patches for added teacherness, which is also a word). BEHOLD!
All in all, a jolly good day was had by everyone, myself included!
Want to book me for a workshop at YOUR school or event? Then please drop me a line and let’s talk!
I’ve been meaning to update my blog with the latest news from my wacky life, but with me having had to do SO much writing of late, I’ve found the poor blog has been rather sidelined.
WELL NO MORE!
Here, for your information and entertainment, is a little video I did in lieu of all that writing, to keep you up to date with the latest STUFF. Here then, is the News At Fanton. BOOOONNNNGGGG!
And now, the weather…
WHAT YOU’RE seeing above is a rough take of a proposed animated version of my ‘Grampire’ comic strip from The Dandy, which me and talented animator Mike Whaite pitched for the Digital Dandy before it was shut down earlier this year.
The Digital Dandy were looking for animated comics, and I had the idea of adapting some of my mini-strips to a simple, animated form. I contacted Mike (who I’d met at Cosgrove Hall Films when I was working on The Carrotty Kid) and he produced the fantastic title sequence above, as well as this cartoon version of one of Grampire’s strips from the print comic. ENJOY!
Mike, as ever, went above and beyond the call of duty and produced some lovely animation, which seemed to go down well at Dandy Towers but then never went any further than that, more’s the pity. DC Thomson did say that the Digital Dandy may well return once they’ve had a tinker with the idea, so maybe Grampire will one day make the animated leap. If not, at least he can live on in this very blog post for all eternity, befitting one of the undead.
Grampire is (c) DC Thomson & Co.