The first step to joining our programmes is for young people to sign up as a member via our online membership form. You can find this on our ‘Join Us’ drop down above!
introducing… ’Comics 180’
This jam-packed project, kindly funded by BBC Children in Need, enables children with disabilities and young people aged 8-18 to create a new generation of superheroes for disabled youth through comic-focused workshops. The creation of Comics 180 encourages young people to develop their art skills, build self love and harness their own truth and perception of the world.
Comics 180 paves the way for the celebration of humour, creativity, literacy and social awareness to fight back against stigma. Here at Comics Youth HQ, we believe that the media should be reflective of all society, not just the mainstream idea of young people. Through Comics 180 we enable marginalised youth to harness their power and prove they are true superheroes.
say hello to, ‘Building Stories’
Our exciting project, which is generously funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, builds children and young people aged 8-25, up from the depts of isolation, diagnosis’, lack of self confidence and a hope that is lost- through comic book creation.
We use our dynamic ‘Building Stories’ project to engage with reluctant readers/writers through comic book making and reading sessions in a range of inclusive settings such as community centres, libraries, day centres and hospitals to break down participation barriers and making sure leave nobody is left behind in the fight for inclusivity and wellbeing.
There are no walls our comic superheroes can’t break down and no stories we cannot build with our young people. Young people are also supported to attain AQA qualifications in intro to comics, intermediate comics and advanced comics. Education doesn’t have to be black and white!
power to the, ‘Queer Youth’
Our Queer Youth project seeks to support LGBTQIA young people to curate and publish LGBTQIA themed zines and comics within the safe space of our HQ. LGBTQIA young people aged 12-18 can take part in an extensive list of exciting activities as well as having the ability to explore their sexuality, gender identity, civic participation and mental health whilst gaining new skills in a welcoming and inclusive space.
Our Queer marginalised youth deserve the chance to share their truth and identities with the world in a way that people both inside and outside of the LGBTQIA community can learn about the diversity and power that comes from our stigmatised youth. We believe we can make this happen.
here is… ‘Illustrating Futures’
Illustrating Futures is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Comics Youth focusing on the relationship between comics and mental health.
‘Here and Queer’
Here and Queer: Liverpool is a project currently in the works by us here at Comics Youth CIC with funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund. Here and Queer are looking for LGBTQ+ people to take part in oral history interviews that will be collected into an anthology of transcripts and comics to document Liverpool's queer history.