Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Clevedon gets its own super hero

13:00 01 September 2011

Captain Clevedon produced by Kev F Sutherland

Captain Clevedon produced by Kev F Sutherland

supplied

A COLOURFUL super hero has arrived in Clevedon in the form of a new comic.

Captain Clevedon, the Avon Avenger, has been created by comic writer and artist Kev F Sutherland.

The 49-year-old of Leigh Grove Road has been writing and drawing comics for more than 20 years, with his work featuring in numerous editions of The Beano, Dr Who Adventures, Match and various Marvel comics.

He penned the first edition of Captain Clevedon in 1994 and it has now been revived into what will be a regular comic for the town.

The latest edition features a new story, called And Pigs Might Fly, in which Captain Clevedon, a teenage boy who discovers he has super powers, has to fight a giant space pig, as well as the original edition produced in 1994.

The story is written solely by Kev but the comic also features work from some guest artists.

Kev is already working on the second edition, entitled Terror of Tyntesfield, for which he has already visited the Wraxall estate to take background photos.

Kev said: “There has been great interest in this first one and it has a good following on Facebook too.

“Drawing comics is what I have always done.

“After visiting school pupils in Clevedon I decided to revive Captain Clevedon.”

As well as drawing and writing comics, Kev visit schools across England holding comic-drawing master classes. He is also a caricature artist as well as a comedy writer and performer with the Scottich Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

Captain Clevedon is on sale for £1.99 at Clevedon Pier as well as Splash Gallery, Paper Planet and the Curzon cinema in Old Church Road, That Copy Shop and Alexandra News in Alexandra Road and Seeleys newsagent in Hill Road.

For more details visit www.comicfestival.co.uk

0 comments

Other News Stories

55 minutes ago

A nationwide cancer awareness campaign is being supported by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in an effort to diagnose people quicker if they have the condition.

Read more
12:00

A community treasure trail will allow families to take in some of Clevedon’s most scenic locations this summer in an effort to win a cash prize.

Read more
07:03

Plans to add an extra lane to ease traffic queuing on the M5 have been shelved by Highways England.

Read more
10:00
The Rock Project

Young rock stars have ‘raised the roof’ at a performance in front of hundreds of people in Clevedon.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Repairs have been made to a road in Clevedon after complaints from homeowners.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00
Clevedon Town Council

Clevedon Town Council is urging parking improvements to be made in a residential street.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A neighbourhood group which fosters closer relations between communities and the police is in need of a new chairman.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Stephanie Fitch with one of the sails created last year.

Sail will be given to youth groups in Clevedon as part of a Clevedon Tides Festival art project.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:42

North Somerset Council’s decision to allow flats to be built on a narrow Portishead lane near the Lake Grounds could have major repercussions on Portishead’s future.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 17°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications