Today’s show: Cartoons in the classroom
December 17, 2009
— Education and comics
Today on Resonance FM:
Strip!: Cartoons in the classroom
In the last of this month’s shows looking at the use of comics in education, we have interviews with a variety of practitioners and tutors with an interest in the subject. Sarah Lightman visits the Eastside Educational Trust in Hackney and talks to two of the tutors / mentors from the organisation – Rakhee Jasani and Truly Johnston – who have set up a project called ‘Graphic Truths’ as a way of engaging young people with comic book creation to tell stories that are personal to them. Sarah also talks to four of the young creators – Chantelle, Shantel, Leke and Nickita – who have worked on the project and are seeing their comics printed in an anthology called ‘Tales of Diversity’ being launched next month.
Also, Alex Fitch talks to V for Vendetta illustrator David Lloyd and cartoonist Steve Marchant about the project Cartoon Classroom they’ve set up with the help of Paul Gravett; a not-for-profit website that aims to inspire the next generation of cartoonists and make the art form more accessible to children and adults who want to be more proficient at creating comic-strips and drawing cartoons. http://www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk is also designed as a gateway and information resource for studying cartoon and sequential art in schools, colleges, libraries and museums across the UK and Ireland.
N.B./ A 25 min edit of Alex’s conversation with David and Steve will be podcast tonight and a 35 min edit of Sarah’s interviews with the mentors and students of the Eastside Trust will be podcast 31/12/09
5pm 17/12/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…
Links: Eastside Educational Trust – info about the Graphic Truths project on their website
Download Tales of Diversity as a PDF
Graphic Truths blog
Rag Factory website where the magazine is being launched on 16/01/10
Cartoon Classroom – website
More info about Cartoon Classroom on Down the tubes
Buy Steve’s comic Stupidface at urban75.org
Steve’s online portfolio at www.cartoonstock.com
David’s website www.lforlloyd.com
Buy a painted V for Vendetta sketch by David off ebay and help support Cartoon Classroom
Listen to Alex’s interview with David about his comics career so far
BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!
Get your stocking fillers from Neil and donate to a good cause….
More info here…