Comic fans of all ages, meet a master of the art and create your own cool illustrated stories. Neill Cameron, a regular contributor to The Phoenix and author of How to Make Awesome Comics and Mega Robo Bros, leads this interactive event where you’ll find out what it takes to create madcap adventures, tell striking stories and design iconic characters. You’ll pick up tips for creating more comic books of your own, and get the chance to see Neill recreate some of his most imaginative illustrations.
Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and writer. Since 2011 his work has appeared in the weekly children’s comic The Phoenix. In 2016 Mega Robo Bros and Tamsin and the Deep were both shortlisted for the British Comics Awards. During 2014 Neill worked as artist in residence at The Story Museum in Oxford, where he contributed several large-scale comic strip installations and continues to be involved in comics-based education and activities, including running a monthly Comics Club group for young cartoonists. He frequently travels the country giving workshops in schools, libraries and at festivals, and is a passionate advocate for the role comics can play in developing literacy skills and encouraging children’s creativity.