Young cartoonist Zoom enjoys super success

By Jessica Elgot, October 27, 2011
Zoom and his cartoons

Zoom and his cartoons

Jewish cartoonists may have created Spiderman, the Hulk, and Superman, but the latest cartoonist making a splash is JCoSS pupil Zoom Rockman, 11, creator of hand-drawn comic The Zoom.

It has won international acclaim, and the fifth edition will have a special launch at the London International Comics Festival next week.

Zoom, from Crouch End, north London, began drawing aged eight. In summer 2010, he won a trip to the Bucheon International Comic Festival in South Korea and received an international children's cartoonist award.

The format of The Zoom has a lot in common with comics such as The Beano.

Zoom said: "There's lots of different characters ...there's 'The Nutters- they're unteachable' who are a bit like the Bash Street Kids. Alfie's Alien is about an alien that lands in a boy's ear."

Last updated: 10:32am, October 27 2011