What is The MCF?
The Mobile Comics Factory (MCF) is on a mission to bring creative workshops to teenagers in Folkestone's parks, schools, and youth clubs.
Coverted from an old tricycle the MCF provides materials and teaching to inspire young people to make their own comics and zines, then distributes those comics to the community!
Because the MCF is mobile, we are able to work with teens from all backgrounds, particularly those from the most deprived parts of our community.
By copying and distributing their work we can build self-esteem and give young people more of a voice in their community.
ABOVE: fig.1 - The Mobile Comics Factory under construction.
We've come a long way
We are just starting our first workshops and have funding (from RDHCT) to run the project for the next six months. We have also received funding from a number of bodies to construct the mobile unit (see website for details). But we still have some costs to cover and a desire to push the project further. Some of the money we need to raise is for boring things like continued insurance but we cannot run without it. Your money will also be put toward photocopying the work of young people and distributing it. If you become a patron of this project then we will have more opportunity to put the work of young comic makers into people's hands.
You Can Make This Project Happen
By giving to this campaign you will help the MCF on its mission, and by extension you will become a patron of as yet undiscovered young talent in our community!
Be A Part Of It / Shout About It
As a thank you to everyone who gives to this project we've had some special pinbadges made... let the world know that you've invested in young artists with this beautiful pin badge. To claim your pinbadge go to the website and find out when we're out and about with the factory; come and see the project in action. If you show one of our volunteers your confirmation email you will receive your special thank you badge to wear proudly! (available while stocks last)