Bettws Illustrates

As part of Newport Council’s Bettws Reads project, Literature Wales hosted Bettws Illustrates, a make your own graphic novel workshop open to the public in Bettws Library.

Performance poet and writer Mike Church and illustrator Osian Grifford ( helped young families create their own illustrated zine. Using computer games and day-to-day life in Bettws as inspiration they first storyboarded ideas before creating the zine itself on one sheet of A3 paper. With a few clever folds it became Poo City Rollers, the story of one pram’s journey around dog mess littered pavements, dodging bird poo from above.

Making a zine web size

Bettws zine web size