We’ve been a bit busy this week at Childtastic Books. Holly has been on a singing course at Christ Church with the Royal School of Church Music and I have been working hard on various copy-writing jobs. We’re both still reading but haven’t had much time to write anything, which is a shame. But we will strike back soon!
In the meantime, I have been glancing at Twitter when time permits, and I came across a very interesting post by illustrator Neill Cameron. In it he discusses the importance of finding comics for girls, but in a way that doesn’t assault them with pink and other nasty stereotypes. You can read it here.
Do take a look. Neill is keen for people to contribute thoughts on this topic – made even more timely by the sad demise of the Beano and the Dandy. Comics are often presented as reading material for boys but perhaps the time has come now to make some more girl friendly or even to make them unisex. Why not?
Image courtesy of http://www.school-portal.co.uk
In the meantime, I think Holly and I need to look at some comics. It’s funny, as neither she nor I have ever been attracted to them. I can see the art in them, definitely, but I find the pages a little too crowded to enjoy them properly. Maybe things will change.
Can you recommend any good comics? What were your favourites?