Why write a comic about a men’s behaviour change program?

Why write a comic about a men’s behaviour change program?

Most people will never see the inside of these programs. For one thing, their scarcity and little-known presence makes them a bit of a mystery. Without an inside view to these programs, or the men who take them, the world’s understanding of domestic violence remains steeped in confusion and myth. Therefore, it’s fair to say…

Milton is entitled

Milton is entitled

We all know why bullies bully. Right? Not quite. When I created Lennan and Smallsy Comics, I was adamant that it would explore the causes of domestic violence. One way I do this is by examining the abusive attitude. Enter Milton. Mean and menacing, he’s not unlike lots of cartoon bullies. But I gave him…

Control has many faces

Control has many faces

When I made the cast for Lennan & Smallsy Comics, Lennan was my first creation. Lennan went through many renditions. After choosing his clothes and body shape, his face became the final focal point. I remember when I received the the penultimate draft from my artist, everything was great. His clothes looked great. His build…

MY PEN HAS POWERS

MY PEN HAS POWERS

All entertainment projects have a bunch of writers at the helm. At some point, (well, every point), those writers encounter decisions about what they show, and how they show it. In creating a piece of fiction, (Or in Dahmer’s case, a true crime series), the writers must decide whose voices they amplify, and whose they…

The home is a classroom too

The home is a classroom too

When the books are closed and the pencils put down, Lennan’s still learning.  Ms Jemima knows this. Most teachers are tasked with helping their students to learn. History, English, maths, geography, arts, language, the list goes on. My comic strip ‘The Problem’ shows how the stress at home has caused Lennan’s grades to slip. Technically,…