Dundee animator using his comic book creations for revision inspiration

March 23 2016, 2.30pmUpdated: April 18 2016, 1.42pm
Former Dundee student Rossie Stone wants to use comic books creations to help children who struggle to revise

A former Dundee animation student wants to use his comic book creations to help children who struggle to revise, like he did.

Rossie Stone, 24, has come up with a novel idea to present education through short comic book stories designed to help children with dyslexia, autism, or those who struggle or are bored at school.

His project is inspired by his own experiences.

He said: “It all stemmed from my own struggle with school.

“I found it really difficult to concentrate and absorb information.

“Then in my fifth year I decided if I was going to fail anyway I may as well enjoy it, which led me to making comics for my revision.

“I turned my grade from a D to an A in modern studies and got Bs in English and history when I wasn’t expecting them.”

After taking his own revision notes and developing them into Dekko Comics Comics of Education over the past two years, Rossie said he was ready to bring his study aids for a range of subjects to other pupils.

Rossie will collaborate with fellow comic artists Natalie Law and Gary Welsh to make 24 education-based comics to be distributed through shops and online.

He is raising funds to pay for the project and already almost £4,000 of his £10,000 target has been pledged through a crowdfunding page.

He said: “The way in which the comic educates through colour-coding, visuals and narratives makes it unique and, according to the tests carried out in schools, highly effective.”

Rossie added: “It’s been gaining a lot of momentum so far and has created a lot of excitement.

“It is about producing genuine, fun, satisfying material that bridges the gap between quality entertainment and valuable education. It could help people in a profound way.

“It could open the door to new ways in which we view and tackle education, dyslexia, other learning struggles, or even schooling itself.”

Anyone who would like to find out more can visit the Dekko Comics Kickstarter pageor website.

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