It's not a comic, but this may be of interest to some of you. Luma Creative Ltd have recently launched a new prose fiction magazine for young children. Titled Storytime, the 52 page full-colour monthly is on sale in all major retailers. (I bought a copy from Sainsbury's.)
With the low literacy standards of many children today it's never been more important to encourage them to read. Storytime is an excellent publication for parents to read to their kids, and for children to become inspired to enjoy the experience of reading themselves.
The attractive design of the publication is of a very high standard, and the content consists of several stories comprised of fairy tales, myths, and a chapter from the classics (this month it's Alice in Wonderland). There are various styles of illustrations and all are engaging and suited to the particular story. In the back of the magazine there are seven activity pages related to the stories to give the reader more involvement.
Storytime is a very classy looking publication. Curiously it reminded me of a magazine from my childhood, yet at the same time it looks very modern, - which I suppose echos the timelessness of children's stories.
Issue 2 will be out any day now I think, with issue 3 scheduled for November 12th. If you have young children or grandchildren, or you collect story papers, Storytime is deserving of your support. You can find out more at the official website here: