Comics Youth CIC was founded in 2015 and is an organisation led by young people, for young people.

We are a registered Community Interest Company based in Knowsley. We currently work across the Liverpool City Region- look out for us in schools, libraries, galleries, youth clubs and hospitals!

Comics Youth CIC was founded in 2015 and is an organisation led by young people, for young people.

As young people, we never really felt like we fit in. We felt like most youth provision wasn't for us. We lacked the confidence to take part in activities like drama or sports, and appealing alternative opportunities were rare. We struggled with mental ill health throughout adolescence, and tackled issues such as chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. We felt marginalised, socially isolated, and without support. But together, as Comics Youth, we're doing our best to ensure that we can support as many marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people across Merseyside that we can through our Comics focused workshops, 1-2-1 graphic narrative sessions and drop-ins. We aim to support young people whose voices are too often drowned out to tell their own stories; through creating and publishing comics and zines. We hope to empower young people to 'flourish from the margins of society', take control of their own narratives and develop the resilience to succeed in whatever path they may choose.

At our core we are a satellite youth service which offers the following creative avenues of interest for children and young people aged 8-25 across the Liverpool City Region:

  • Free creation, reading and publishing workshops focused on comic books, manga and zines

  • Youth-led community publishing hubs.

  • Volunteer and peer mentoring opportunities.

  • AQA Unit Award Scheme programmes.

We service all young people across the Liverpool City Region, but we focus our resources on young people most in need. We work in partnership with local primary and secondary schools, Targeted Services and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to offer support sessions to young people experiencing educational disadvantage and emotional difficulties. Our after-school and weekend workshops are open to all.

We provide therapeutic, creative and inclusive learning experiences for everyone-whether you are a young person, a customer, a volunteer or a parent.