Children

More than one way to skin a cat

The Swedish Comics Association promotes Swedish comics and comic artists and organises exhibitions and prizes and such events, as well as comics education. I was very pleased when the multi-talented Lisa Scott, the project manager of the association, asked me to run three workshops for children in their bookshop and exhibition space Rum för Serier. […]

The Enormous Turnip – Dialogues in Troubled Times

Very pleased that the Degrowth Conference in Malmö, August 21 -25, 2018 is using my drawing of The Enormous Turnip as its logo. The conference combines academic, artistic and popular contributions. Here’s what the organisers say: “This conference is inspired by principles of care, mutual aid and democratic decision-making. We aim to live and share […]

Drawing animals – workshop with children at Malmö Central Library

For the second year running, I ran workshops for children during the children’s comic festival – I Seriernas Värld – in Malmö. The workshops are held in libraries; a great way of reaching a broad range of children. This time it was in Kanini – the wonderful, newly opened children’s section at the main library. […]

Teddy-bears, jellyfish, zombies, piercings, felt-tips – Malmö seriefest 2016

There was something for everyone at Malmö Seriefest, April 2-3 2016, in Malmö’s central library. Here’s the organising team, from left to right: Natalia Batista Olivia Skoglund Mattis Telin-Örnblom Eileen Laurie Sofia Hedman And this is what the Swedish press – Sydsvenska – had to say. Sofia and I hung out, and counted the number […]

Drawing animals – comic workshop with children (aged 6 – 10)

October 21st, 2015 Posted In: Comics Tags: , , , , , , ,

I am facilitating three workshops on drawing animals for children as part of the children’s comic festival in Malmö (I seriernas värld) and the children’s biennale (Bästa Biennalen). The workshops are being held at the city archive (Stadsarkivet) on: Saturday 24 October,  12 noon – 2pm Tuesday 27 October,  12 noon – 2pm Thursday 29 […]

True learning – learning that is permanent and useful, that leads to intelligent action and further learning — can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner

John Holt

I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.

Edith Cobb