Last year I was really fortunate to attend a lecture by Manchester illustrator and comic creator Jim Medway. He gave us a brief insight into his world of comics and the artists that inspired him like Georges Remi. He also let us look at some of his sketchbook work which was really cool and made me wish I had the nerve to sit in a public place and draw people without feeling self conscious.
Jim also works closely with schools passing his knowledge on to the children, and in some cases introducing them to a whole new world of expressing themselves by creating their own comic strips. These sessions also serve as an important tool for children to tackle issues like bullying in a safe and fun environment.
The wonderful work of Jim Medway can be viewed at