Endangered and More Strange Stories contains four, all-ages strips, 36 colour A4 pages and 4 pages of comic making tips and worksheets.
Art Heroes is run by Daniel Clifford & Lee Robinson
Daniel Clifford was born in South Shields, 1986. Having been taught to read by comic books in the early 1990s, Daniel aims to create new comics that can inspire today’s young people to read. His published work (including the Sugar Glider comics) has been intended for an all-ages audience. He organised comic book workshops around North East England for over two years before starting Art Heroes with Lee Robinson.
Lee Robinson was born in Hexham, 1986. He has worked on a variety of projects as an illustrator and cartoonist, earning an Animation Foundation Degree in the process. Lee’s comic book work began with guest appearances in the Sugar Glider titles, and continues through Art Heroes workshops and publications.
Check out their website artheroes.co.uk
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My new favourite book character. Luke Pearson’s Hilda is great!
While on an expedition to seek out the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As she draws it, the blue-haired explorer starts to nod off… when she wakes, she finds herself lost in a snowstorm and her troll has totally disappeared. On her way home, Hilda ventures deep into the woods, befriends a lonely wooden man and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant.
I discovered Nobrow through my obsession with Flying Eye Books. Now I am obsessed by everything Nobrow. Last week I finally bought one of the Hilda books, Hilda and the Bird Parade, which I will be featuring on the blog soon. I loved it, Hilda is a fantastic character. If you read my blog or follow me on twitter you’ll probably know that I recently became the father of twins, 1 boy and 1 girl.
My mission is to create a vast library of amazing books for them to indulge in. I seek out books with strong female characters, books that challenge, books that are beautiful, books that are educational, books that funny and sad, books that are surprising and unpredictable.
Hilda is exactly the kind of character I want my son and daughter to read about. She is adventerous, courageous, kind and inquisitive.
Check out this video by Luke Pearson.