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Gary Erskine

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Contact: info@garyerskine.com
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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I am primarily a comic book artist with thirty years' experience with MARVEL and DC Comics, 2000AD and other publishing companies, working on characters such as Captain America, Batman, and Judge Dredd, with writers including Mark Millar, Grant Morrison and Garth Ennis. Books include Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and other familiar franchies.

I also continue to work in the commercial design, TV and games industry providing concept designs and storyboards for both. My teaching covers primary, secondary and tertiary education levels with invited presentations and workshops, residencies, and part-time lecturing at Fife College in the games development faculty (where my current experience helps the students understand the course in a more practical way).

I have also given keynote speeches to teachers and librarians on the use of graphic novels to help engage reluctant readers and help raise literacy levels. Recent workshop experience has included sessions with the Prince's Trust, ACEs and LEAPS, various Science Centres, libraries and universities.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Live drawing; Mentoring; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Science; Science fiction; Sports

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30