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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: How to make (awesome) comics with Neill Cameron

Apply now to host Neill Cameron at your Edinburgh school for a workshop on how to make (awesome) comics!

Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and writer, and creator of the award-winning Mega Robo Bros and How to Make Awesome Comics. He is also the author/illustrator of the popular middle-grade novels Freddy vs School, Freddy and the New Kid and Freddy the Superstar. Since 2011, Neill's work has appeared in the weekly children's comic The Phoenix(this will open in a new window). Neill is also currently artist in residence at The Story Museum in Oxford(this will open in a new window), where he has contributed several large-scale comic strip installations and is involved in comics-based education and activities.

In this 90 minute workshop, Neill will show participants how to generate (awesome) ideas for comics, and then how to turn those ideas into a comic story! The aim is to use comics to help children feel empowered as writers, giving them confidence to create their own characters and stories.

You will need a way to display PowerPoint slides stored on a USB, a flipchart and pens for Neill, and blank paper and pencils for participants.

Find out more about Neill Cameron(this will open in a new window).

When: Tuesday 7 March 2023

Who: Primary schools in Edinburgh

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P4-7 (ages 8–12)

Audience size: Whole/multiple year groups or single class size groups welcome to apply.

Duration: Assembly audience: 60 minute workshop. Classroom audience: 90 minute workshop. Allow an additional 15 minutes to purchase and sign copies of Neill's books

Deadline: Wednesday 8 February, 12 noon

Apply now

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)