Last weekend The Rory's StoryCubes® team attended London Super Comic Con at Excel for the very first time and what an event it was. Fans were given the first sneak peaks of our new StoryWorlds range which includes Dr Who, Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes. London Super Comic Con was packed full of fans, writers, illustrators, collectors and much much more; ultimately it was a giant Smörgåsbord of comic fun and fandom.
We met lots of artists from different genres and styles who loved our new StoryWorld sets, so much so that they were inspired to roll the dice and create some terrific and wonderous new artworks, some of which clashed a few worlds together.
KATIE COOK @katiecandraw
Katie Cook rolled our Moomin, Batman, Dr Who and Original range Storycubes to create these quirky and endearing illustrations. Kaite is an American comic artist/illustrator who is also a writer on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Mr Hope www.misterhope.com
Mr Hope is a British Illustrator who is currently working with New York Times bestselling author, Thomas E Sniegoski and is a frequent exhibitor at the Leeds Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival. Mr Hope rolled our Batman StoryCubes to create a scene with Dr Harlene Frances Quinzell and the Joker.
Mike Collins @mikecollins99
And here is how we arrive at the title of this Article. Mike Collins is a British comic book artist, a penciller for Dr Who Magazine and has worked on DC and 2000 AD titles. Mike also introduced Gambit into the Marvel Universe and is a storyboarder for Dr Who and Warhammer 40K. Here he rolls our Dr Who set to create a truly fantastic scene featuring Queen Victoria fighting Ghenghis Khan in Space. To the BBC, if you happen to be reading this, we need to see this episode happen.
As it has only been a few days since London Super Comic Con, we still have a few more artworks to receive, so stay tuned and watch out for part two of this article. As a taster lets see if you can imagine the scenes from these rolls?
What Are Rory's StoryCubes?
Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket sized story generator. Simply roll the nine dice and begin your story, ‘Once upon a time….’ and use the embossed images (fifty four of them) to spark your imagination. There are no right or wrong answers, anyone can become a great storyteller. They are a fantastic, fun way to inspire creative thinking, encourage social confidence, develop language, improve vocabulary and promote problem solving skills for ages six and above. Presented in a compact magnetic box Rory’s Story Cubes are perfect for travel, waiting in a restaurant in the classroom, as an icebreaker, for idea generation, or to make learning a new language more fun – the uses are endless. Each set can also be added to with Mix sets. Mix are three cube sets that introduce a new theme or genre to your storytelling. Craft tales of cracking crime with the Clues set, conjure fantastic fairytales with Enchanted and weave tales of primeval predators with Prehistoria. Rory's Story Cubes also have their own licensed sets including Batman, Moomin, Dr Who, Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo.
If you have used StoryCubes and have a story to share with us, then we would love to hear from you. Simply drop an email to [email protected]