I am an author and Preventions Keyworker for B&NES Youth Offending Service, and I have always loved comics. Since obtaining my Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts, I have been using cartoons as a therapeutic storytelling tool with young people. More than just sci-fi and superheroes, everyday narratives and themes can be explored through text and image, in a way that is accessible and unthreatening. Through understanding this visual language, young people are able to express their own ideas using the comic form.

My book ‘Cartooning Teen Stories’ is available to purchase from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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  1. Hi,
    I trained at IATE, qualified Dec 12 and live near Stroud. Your cartoon about the orange took me back! I love the way a cartoon can be so layered and distill a moment at the same time.

    1. Thanks for your comment, good to hear from a fellow IATE graduate 🙂 lots of great memories from that course. I agree about cartoons, drawing and reading them helps me understand complex things a lot more easily x

  2. wow, those are great drawings! I’ve found real peace in my struggles through writing, it’s awesome to see how you found yours through drawing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Hi, I just wanted to express my love of these. Do you have a compiled version, rather than individual images? I know this is absurdly lazy especially since you seem to have taken the time to create high res scans but, yeh, I want to read them curled up on my tablet. Well, curled up on my sofa… Anyway I’m really lovin these and will soon I hope make some time to write a blog post on your stuff, assuming thats OK? Jim 🙂

    1. Thank you 🙂 I feel your frustration but unfortunately I don’t seem to have been able to find a wordpress layout that allows that…unless I’m missing something :-s and yes I’d love for you to write a blog that’s in any way connected to my stuff 🙂

      1. Ah that’s annoying. Lightbox? I think that sort of thing might help, (but I’ve not tried that out for a while) or you could create a pdf.I think some of the free software allows that. Sorry I was expecting to get an email if you’d replied so I’m glad I checked back here. Cool well great, I’ll do just that. 🙂

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