Workshops and Events
Neill is available for school and library events, giving illustrated talks and running workshops on writing and drawing comics, designing robots, and all sort of fun things like that. His events are suitable for boys and girls aged 6+, and for audiences of 10-200, depending on the format of the event. Neill has a couple of standard event formats, including:
HOW TO MAKE (AWESOME) COMICS - WORKSHOP: suitable for ages 6-12, this is a workshop where Neill shows participants how to generate (awesome) ideas for comics, and then how to turn those ideas into a comic story!
Standard, suggested workshop length is 1.5 hours, but Neill has delivered workshops ranging in length from 45 minutes to 1 week.
Neill can also delivered custom drawing workshops focussing on: PIRATES! DINOSAURS! ROBOTS! HEROES AND VILLAINS! THE FUTURE!
ILLUSTRATED TALK: suitable for larger audiences and all ages, this is an illustrated presentation where Neill talks about his art and his influences, how comics work, and does some live interactive audience-participation style comics-drawing!
Neill has delivered these talks to audiences of primary schoolchildren, GCSE and A-Level Arts and Graphics students, and adult writers, librarians and publishing professionals.
COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM - WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS:
Aimed at educators and literacy project leaders, an interactive presentation in which Neill talks about how comics - both readingthem and making them - can be used in the classroom to help children developvital literacy skills, and to instil a love of reading for pleasure that canlast a lifetime. Includes lots of ideas and practical suggestions for comics-basedactivities that can be tried by even the most confirmed 'can't draw, won'tdraw' of children (and, for that matter, adults).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about a booking, or for any further information.
Neill also does public events at arts and literature festivals around the country - please check out his blog for a list of upcoming events.