Through the summer of 2014 we hosted a series of cartoon workshops for young people at local schools and youth centres. The participants spent happy hours messing about with professional art materials, examining comic books from around the world, and drawing cartoons. The main outcome was a great set of caricatures of Handsworth personalities, which became an exhibition – seeHANDSWORTH PEOPLEpage.
The workshops were run by Hunt Emerson and Surjit Simplay, with “visiting lecturers” from the comics world including Laura Howell (The Beano), Mikey Ball (caricaturist), and John McCrea (Marvel and DC Comics). The participating establishments were Holyhead School, St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Oakland Youth Centre, Nishkam School, Summerfield Youth Centre and Soho House Museum.
Workshop photos by Surjit Simplay.