Create comic characters with Berkhamsted illustrator Allan

MCHG 12-714 Cartoonist Allan Plenderleith and son Max, seven, at their Berkhamsted home.
MCHG 12-714 Cartoonist Allan Plenderleith and son Max, seven, at their Berkhamsted home.

A dad has launched a Manga drawing course for children.

Allan Plenderleith, 41, of Peacocks Close, Berkhamsted, is a cartoonist and illustrator of children’s books.

He said: “There do not seem to be any other drawing clubs in the area for children, which I find amazing. They love to draw, but it’s not encouraged in the national curriculum – which tends to be focused on all the other subjects.”

He will teach children how to imitate the Japanese comic book style and create their own characters through the club Manga Masters.

The 90-minute classes will begin at 10am on Saturdays in The Old School, Ashley Green, from September 15. A 12-week block of the classes costs £89.

To sign up, call Allan 07866 545 011.