Client: Gas Safe Register
This work consists of four comic strips and an animation adapted from children’s drawings.
For Gas Safety Week 2014, Gas Safe ran a competition called ‘My Gas Safe Hero’ and called upon registered engineers to get their family involved.
Children aged between 4-12 who had a relative or family friend that was Gas Safe registered were invited to submit a picture or short story that depicted their relative or family friend helping to keep the community, or a particular family, gas safe.
The idea was to transform four of the children’s pictures/short stories into comic strips re-drawn by a professional. The overall winner, Poppy (age 10), also had her entry made into a short animation by animation director Katy Davis.
Great care was taken to ensure that the character designs and colours used by the kids were adapted as faithfully as possible. It was important for us to retain the energy and sense of fun inherent in the source material.
The short film was screened, and the illustrations exhibited at the Gas Safety Week launch event at the House of Commons.