New comic book LOAf is launching today in Cambridge at the Front Room Gallery in Gwydr Street from 3.30pm to 8pm, with the creation of a giant wall drawing...

The local press reports;
Cambridgeshire resident Becky Palmer, an illustration PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University, and Rosie Faragher, a Bristol-based artist, illustrator and writer.

The new comic will include a mixture of stories and puzzles produced by professional artists ? including many Anglia Ruskin graduates ? as well as contributions from young readers.

Becky, 30, who will launch the comic in the city today, said: ?The magazine is a response to our feeling that there are very few good quality comics for 9-12-year-olds currently available in the UK.?* Also the range of stories, and the visuals used to tell them, is at present quite limited.

?Some excellent magazines started appearing a few years ago, such as Anorak and Okido, but nothing for the age range that we were interested in publishing for.?