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Beano artist gives students a comic masterclass

PUBLISHED: 11:38 18 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:51 18 April 2016

Beano artist Kevin F Sutherland shows off his skills

Beano artist Kevin F Sutherland shows off his skills

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Students made their own comic in a day-long session

Students at North Kent College got a chance to create their own comic last week with the help of Beano artist Kevin F Sutherland.

Mr Sutherland, who is well known for his years of work on the Bash Street Kids comic strip, paid a visit to the college’s Dartford Campus to present his acclaimed Comic Art Masterclass.

The day-long session saw him teach the skills of his trade to students on the college’s foundation degree in professional writing, and work with a group to plan and produce a comic.

Professional writing student Abbie Hambleton said: “I really enjoyed this challenge, I’m visually quite creative and being able to bring these skills into professional writing made the whole day very special.”

Neil Nixon, the college’s pathway leader for professional writing, commented: “This is the third time the professional writing course has done this lively and exciting project. Kevin also works as a stand-up comedian and he combines his performing talents with a teaching role to produce a day that allows students to learn a lot about professional work and enjoy every stage of the process.

“This was a real success, covering a niche element of professional writing and bringing in new skills, a lot of humour and a real sense of achievement once we’d created and copied our own comic. Days like this help students to grasp the real diversity of writing for a living.”

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