Results tagged “Hunt Emerson” from Birmingham Mail - Speech Balloon
That cic stands for Community Interest Company and it is part Lottery funded. The intention of the HANDSWORTH CREATIVE cic is to promote and develop creative and local history projects by and for the good people that live in the Handsworth part of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of Great Britain.
"Our first project is to be HANDSWORTH - THE COMIC (working title) - a history of Handsworth in comics," confirmed Hunt himself, "It will be drawn by professional comics artists, with input from Handsworth people - probably young, aspirant cartoonists."
Phase 1 of the project is currently in development and will take place between March to July. It is intended as a series of free workshops on comics and cartooning, plus aspects about local history that will involve schools and youth groups.
"We hope to identify a core group of new talent and people who are particularly interested, who will go on to more advanced workshops, and eventually, if they want to, be involved in the comic," Hunt confirmed. The publication of HANDSWORTH - THE COMIC will become Phase 2, and quite possibly go onto a Phase 3 stage too, as additional funding will be required. So, if you are interested in comics, live in the locality of Handsworth, want to know more about the local history of the neighbourhood (and it's pretty rum and uncanny, from the Neolithic to now!) get involved!
For workshop bookings simply email or phone Surjit at: firstname.lastname@example.org and 0777 904 6529.
For any further details about HANDSWORTH CREATIVE cic contact Hunt Emerson at: hunt@handsworthcreative and 07852 632676.
For general information about Hunt Emerson fans should visit his own website at: www. http://largecow.com
Hunt Emerson photograph (c) Martin Tierney.
WHAT IS Hunt Emerson, the cartoonist who's told us about Casanova's Last Stand and accused us of being Maggie Thatcher plotting?
The seeds for this mystery were sown in Handsworth, Birmingham long ago.. The Birmingham Mail's Speech Balloons looks forward to them reaching fruition soon and cartoon loving folk harvesting their rewards!
HUNT EMERSON the internationally famous cartoonist who's drawn album covers for The Beat, adapted Lady Chatterley's Lover into graphic album form, and keeps the youth of today laughing within the pages of The Beano is up to something... And it's going to happen where he lives in Handsworth, Birmingham.
What is it? That would be telling. We'll keep you guessing. Just for a little while longer... Don't forget to come back so you can find out!
In the meantime, here's a Handy (get it!) illustration by the man.
Pictured above: Celebrated cartoonist Hunt Emerson & Nostalgia & Comics' manager Dave Hopkins. Photo (c) Martin Tierney.
MIDLANDS COMICS Folk meet up on in Birmingham on the last Thursday of each month, and if you're old enough to enter a bar and want to pop along, chat with like minded souls, have a drink, a chat and maybe a bite to eat you are welcome to.
On Thursday 27th February Midlands Comics Folk will be meeting at Cherry Red on 88-90 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN. It has 3 different bars, and you should head up the stairs.
For those travelling in from out of town, New Street Station is close by (with a taxi rank), The Red Cage Car Park is 2 minutes walk away and buses not far. A map link can be found here: www.ratebeer.com/maps/print-38964.htm
A large number of folk are planning to be there. For those wanting further updates, or to send a message to others there is a Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Midlands-Comics-Folk/1425278154375637
Pictured below: Time Bomb Comics publisher Steve Tanner & The Birmingham Mail's Speech Balloons' Paul H Birch. Photo (c) Martin Tierney.