It’s been a while since this event, but we’ve all been so busy working on our own comics, that none of us have had the time to write about this fantastic event.
It was the closing weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and we arranged an afternoon of relaxed comics drawing for adults at the now sadly closed Forest Cafe. It was a great event, with lots of interest as people passed by on a dreich Sunday, looking for something simple and fun to do on a quiet weekend day.
The atmosphere was great, with comic book movies playing on a TV in the background, people hanging around and flipping through a batch of comics we brought as inspiration, and best of all people pitching in and creating characters and telling stories with comics.
Best of all was our fantastic comics wall. We stuck up big strips of paper on the room’s walls and had a central starting panel from which people could branch off and tell their own stories. The thing was a huge success, and a number of weird stories emerged from the single originating panel. These tales even intertwined at moments, making for a really special and unique group creation. It’s a game we’ll definitely play again at one of these events.
All in all a great event. Thanks to the folk at the Forest for having us, and to all the people who came along and made it a great day.