Wanstead comic writer Tony Lee gives creative tips to Hainault pupils

An acclaimed graphic novelist entertained pupils in Hainault on Wednesday and gave them creative writing tips at the same time.

Tony Lee, who lives in Wanstead and who works in the UK and USA, kept students at The Forest Academy, Harbourer Road, on the edge of their seats during his day-long visit.

He is the talent behind a comic which topped the New York Times bestseller list – an adaptation of the novel Pride, Prejudice and Zombies – and has written Spider Man, Doctor Who and X-Men stories for publishers including Marvel and DC Comics.

School librarian Sharon Freedman said: “It went extremely well.

“He was very entertaining, the students described him as “cool”, he was very amusing.

“We were so pleased he could come.”

Mr Lee talked to six year 8 classes and he gave special creative writing help to selected students from years 7 to 9.

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He has written for radio and TV and often lectures on writing including at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.