Family friendly

Julius Zebra: A workshop with Gary Northfield

Part of the Walker Books Family Programme

Sat 26 Aug 2017
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South Wing

Full of Roman facts and drawing tips for budding young cartoonists this event will have you laughing out loud as master cartoonist Gary Northfield (The Beano, The Dandy) introduces the hilarious world of Julius Zebra.

Julius is no ordinary Zebra – he’s a Roman Gladiator! He was captured by slavers from the desert plains and has become the favourite gladiator in Rome! Now Julius thinks he’s going on his jolly holibobs to the swamps of Briton, where he has to prove his worth to win his freedom.

Suitable for children aged 6-12 and their families.

About Gary Northfield

Gary Northfield has been writing and drawing comics since 2002. He is most famous for Derek the Sheep – a comic strip that appeared in The Beano. Gary has also created comics for National Geographic Kids magazine, The Phoenix, The Dandy, The DFC, Horrible Histories magazine, Horrible Science magazine and The Magical World of Roald Dahl. Gary is the author of the highly-acclaimed The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs published by Walker Books. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! launched in 2015 to great critical acclaim and has been sold internationally. Gary lives in Belvedere, Kent.

Follow him on Twitter @gnorthfield.

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