No doubt you follow the blog of children’s book illustrator-extraordinaire Sarah McIntyre. If not, why not?! You’ll see that lately she’s been blogging up a whirlwind about the Pop Up Festival of Stories.
This weekend (30th June-1st July), part of the redeveloped Kings Cross area will be turned into a fun-packed festival, with different book creators curating different sections. Sarah has come up with the brilliant idea of the Comics Big Top of AWESOME, taking place on Saturday where a whole area will be devoting to comic-making. Professional comic-makers like Neill Cameron, Gary Northfield, Jamie Smart, Nana Li and Jamie Littler will be on hand to guide through the processes of comic-making from ideas to character design to stories, and putting it all together under a colourful cover. There will also be a lot of other fun activities like drawing battles (a sharpened pencil is a dangerous object) and Comic Consequences. It is going to be… well, AWESOME. And that’s just Sarah’s bit.
I’ve been helping Sarah out with some of the organisational aspects and have seen the huge amount of work everyone has put into creating the event, from the festival organisers to the amazing St Martin’s students who have design and built the sets and staging. It is going to be a fantastic weekend – do come down and join us!