Lakes History Mysteries, 2014

In partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and a cluster of small Lake District museums, Jim spent two days with children from Langdale Primary School to create this comic. The school borrowed artefacts of local interest from the museums, prompting the children to investigate their uses and histories. Their comic strips each bring to life an aspect of the item's story, and were compiled together into a published collection which the children enjoyed selling alongside other professional comic artists at the festival event in Keswick. An accompanying window display formed part of a trail around the town. The children documented the whole process as part of their Arts Award.