Early start and very busy day running interactive comic strip workshops at two schools. My charming Festival minders Gerald (motor-home owner and sea- kayak-er) and Sally J of Caxton Books kindly drove me round and generally looked after me. Frinton seafront bleak and empty, a line of wind turbines turning slowly out to sea. No sign of ice-cream fish and chips or other seaside accoutrements on the seafront – they’ve been banned.
Frinton once called “last outpost of a long-forgotten Empire” by the Independent. But Frinton children were delightfully lively and inventive, school staff enthusiastic and helpful, and 40 copies of our new omnibus The Big Fat Book of Knowledge sold and signed. Think there are definitely fascinating stories waiting to be told in Frinton, and would love to do a graphic novel workshop there.