A few months ago we noticed the brilliant responses to some of our Comics Challenges on the Salford Comics Club blog. Hannah Sackett talked to Joanne Wozencroft about their club.
Name of your Comic Club: Salford Comics Club.
Where do you meet and how often? Height Library in Salford, once a month.
Average number of members: 8 – 12
How long have you been running? Since June 2018
Tell us about your club:
Salford Comics Club is a small, free community-run comics club that runs every second Saturday of the month. We’re open to anyone aged 6 to 14, and often have a real mix of ages in our drop-in sessions.
We set up the club with the aim of getting more kids into the local library and sharing our love of comics – but ultimately, we want kids to have fun! Each session usually has a theme, linked to a challenge that aims to help the children come up with an idea for and create a comic to take home with them. This can be anything from remembrance and history (our theme for November) to animal hybrids and random shapes.
Do you have a comic club activity you’d like to share:
One of our club’s favourite activities to end on is a ‘drawing game’ – we try and do one of these every week. Each person takes it in turn to draw something on our large flip chart, everyone adding a bit to the drawing until we’ve got our very own crowd-sourced. masterpiece. The results are usually something hilarious and horrific in equal measure.
Please do check out the club’s blog to see more of their brilliant comics!