Comic ca­reer takes off for a boy called Zoom

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY NAOMI FIRSHT

COULD JCOSS pupil Zoom Rock­man be the coolest 15-year-old in the coun­try?

Not only is he called Zoom, but he has drawn and pub­lished his own comic, from the age of eight, and has had a reg­u­lar strip in the since he was 12, fea­tur­ing his char­ac­ter Skanky Pi­geon.

And now his work is be­ing dis­played at a solo ex­hi­bi­tion in Lon­don’s West End.

“It is re­ally cool. Ev­ery­one is re­ally Zoom Rock­man and ( a page from ex­cited about it,” said Zoom, who lives in north Lon­don.

The lat­est edi­tion of in­clude a new strip called in­spired by TV es­pi­onage drama

The strip is set in JCoSS and fea­tures head­teacher Pa­trick Mo­ri­arty, as well as some of his friends. Zoom said: “I was watch­ing

and it was around the time when the at­tack hap­pened. There was a lot of para­noia around. I re­alised I was a tar­get as a Jew and a car­toon­ist, so wanted to do a story ref­er­enc­ing that.”

JCoSS al­lows Zoom two or three free pe­ri­ods a week to work on his comic. The ex­hi­bi­tion will run at West­min­ster Ref­er­ence Li­brary

from Mon­day.

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