I spoke to two members of our Wednesday Comics Club, Islay and Jenni, about their experiences at the DCCS and their own love of comics! (Caitlin Mitchell)
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I: I’m Islay and I’m 13, and I’m from Dundee.
J: I’m Jenni and I’m 14, and I’m from Dundee too.
How long have you been coming to Comics Club?
J: We’ve been coming since the first week of Comics Club which was 2nd of March, so over 5 months!
What are you working on at the moment?
I: I’m working on a random comic book for the Comics Club fair at the Literary festival in October.
J: I’m doing some character design, and some work to take into the work experience I’m going to be doing at a printing company!
What are your favourite comics?
I: I like a lot of comics, I couldn’t pick a favourite!
J: The Beano and The Dandy
What’s the best thing about coming to the DCCS?
I: Having the chance to make up your own comics!
J: I like being around other artists, because not a lot of people draw in my school
Do you go to other clubs or have hobbies that you like to do?
I: I go to Scouts and go cycling sometimes!
J: Just Comics Club – it’s the first one I’ve been to in a few years.
How would you describe Comics Club to people who are interested in coming along?
I and J: It has good people in it and they are very encouraging, and it helps you to come up with new ideas that you might not have thought of otherwise!
Thanks for your time Islay and Jenni!
You can read the rest of Islay and Jenni’s strips in Tales from Dundee and Beyond: Comics Club volume 1, the first collection of strips from Comics Club. Downloadable as a PDF from the link above!
If you’d like to be in the next volume of Comics Club strips, come along to our workshops on Tuesdays (10-13 year olds) and Wednesdays (14-17 year olds) 4.30 – 6.30 each evening!