Monthly Archives: April 2016

Get Creative Weekend – Book Creu Launches

Literature Wales teamed up with Vale of Glamorgan Libraries on the BBC’s Get Creative Weekend to launch Book Creu at Llantwit Major Library. This is a new kind of book club that’s about getting stuck in and creating as well as reading. The theme of the first club meeting was graphic novels. Illustrator Osian Grifford ( and performance poet and writer Mike Church led the session, helping the club create their own ‘zines – eight page miniature graphic novels that can be made from one sheet of A3 paper.

All kinds of wonderful stories filled the ‘zines such as a Humpty Dumpty who kicked everyone off his wall, a shepherd who might be roasted by his own sheep, and a book that captures stories, keeping them trapped inside.

To find out more about Book Creu please contact Llantwit Library on: 01446 792700 /

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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