Comic book heroes at Hungerhill

Illustrator Liz Million visited Hungerhill school to take part in workshops with local primary children and graphic design students. She is pictured here with  l-r Robert Marley, Brandon O'Hara, Lavada Storey, Charley Casey, Alex Bray and Charlotte Temperton, all 12. Picture: Marie Caley D2564MC
Illustrator Liz Million visited Hungerhill school to take part in workshops with local primary children and graphic design students. She is pictured here with l-r Robert Marley, Brandon O'Hara, Lavada Storey, Charley Casey, Alex Bray and Charlotte Temperton, all 12. Picture: Marie Caley D2564MC

PUPILS at Hungerhill School got a master class in drawing from well-know children’s writer and illustrator Liz Million.

The 35-year-old created such characters as Little Fred Riding Hood and Not So Silly Sausage in her series of books.

Liz, who started illustrating in 1999, gave talks to youngsters from Hungerhill’s feeder schools in the morning and year ten GCSE graphic pupils in the afternoon.

She gave hints and tips on how to draw different characters, both animals and humans.

They then had to create their very own characters for an imaginary comic book as part of the workshop.

Some of the work the students created with Liz is going to be used in their GCSE portfolios.

The visit to the school in Hungherhill Lane, Edenthorpe, was arranged by the librarian at Hungerhill, Angela Waugh, and she was pleased with how the visit from Liz went.

She said: “I even had a go at the cartoons myself, although I had never really been very good at drawing.

“I created a lion, but I’m afraid it wasn’t as good as the pictures the pupils came up with.”