This summer Stripsearch, the project that seeks out and nurtures comic and graphic illustration talent in the West Midlands, is running a bunch of free professional illustration courses under the banner Com-Motion.

Budding cartoonists aged 13 to 19 can create their own comic or animation with professionals including John McCrea, Hunt Emerson and The Brothers McLeod.

More details can be gotten from Jemima Cattel at jemima [at] or on 0121 753 7700.

Image by Michiru Morikawa, a recent StripSearch Finalist. More of her work can be found here.