Pupils in S2 and S6 enjoyed fantastic talks from graphic novelists, Metaphrog, on Friday 31st October.
Metaphrog, otherwise known as John and Sandra, provided a tour through comics and cartoon characters from The Beano to Popeye to their own character, Louis, discussing the process of design, the development of story and the need for strong, simple shapes.
They also provided an idea of how comics are seen in other countries before running a short animated version of Louis. In addition, 6th year pupils had the chance to draw their own characters with advice from our guests.
At lunchtime, John and Sandra kindly reviewed the plans drawn up by the senior creative writing group who are designing their own country in which to place their fiction, and provided guidance to pupils about how to move their plans forward.
The event was joint funded by Our Lady’s High Library Resource Centre and Creative Scotland’s Live Literature programme, which is managed by Scottish Book Trust. Many thanks to the departments for providing the opportunity for pupils to attend, particularly English and Art and Design and to School Librarian, Mrs Macfadyen, for organising and coordinating the event.