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Head teachers across Merseyside support new children’s magazine

Young people across Merseyside are being asked to contribute to a brand new comic magazine created by Liverpool Heartbeat, the charity organisation that promotes healthy, exciting and fulfilling life styles for children of all ages.

Head teachers across Merseyside support new children’s magazine

by Culture Liverpool

The magazine is being compiled by former Marvel Comics editor Tim Quinn who said:

“We are looking for new cartoonists and journalists from schools across the region. Their work will appear alongside that of professional illustrators from Marvel Comics and the Beano. I will also be arranging for students to interview famous names from across the Arts and Sporting worlds. This will be a great boost for anyone looking to enter journalism or comic books after school. Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard is our first interviewee.”

“Their work will appear alongside that of professional illustrators from Marvel Comics and the Beano. I will also be arranging for students to interview famous names from across the Arts and Sporting worlds. This will be a great boost for anyone looking to enter journalism or comic books after school. Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard is our first interviewee.”

Liverpool Heartbeat’s founder Robin Baynes MBE has already worked with Tim on a separate comic book project telling the story of Liverpool’s Victorian Olympics man John Hulley.

“We enjoyed working together,” says Robin, “and it seemed like a good idea to follow the John Hulley comic with a comic magazine to encourage literacy amongst young people. The new magazine will build self-confidence and provide a showcase for the talents of tomorrow today.”

As Tim explains,

“Contributors can write on all topics under the sun ranging from environmental issues to poetry, short stories, comic strips, book and movie reviews, politics, history, geography, science, sport and the Arts. That’s quite a wide net!”

LPHA (Liverpool Primary Headteachers’ Association) is encouraging schools across the region to become involved in this exciting project.

Tim has been holding writing and illustration workshops in schools over the last few years and says,

“The talent I’ve found in school’s across Merseyside has been staggering, so it will be fantastic to be able to feature young writers and illustrators in this publication from Liverpool Heartbeat.”

Schools who would like to give their students the opportunity to work on this magazine can contact Tim Quinn on email.

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