A really creative and fun way to play with language is to use pictures to communicate an opinion, thought or story. Comics can be used to do this, and the great thing about them is that they can be as short as one box, fill a strip of boxes, or an entire book!
What would you like to say using pictures and maybe some words? There’s no end to how creative you can be while making one of your own comics!
To make your own comic you will need…
A ruler, plain paper, a sharpened pencil or fine tipped pen/marker
Optional items: Colored pencils, colored makers
What to do…
Use a ruler to make a box or a series of boxes on plain paper. Then draw your comic with a sharpened pencil, a fine tipped pen or marker, and color in your picture with colored pencils or markers if you want to.
You can also use Make Beliefs Comix to create a comic of your own online.
If you need some inspiration, look for comics in the newspapers, or comic books and graphic novels in book stores or the library.
Tim Hunkin used comics to show how to do a variety of science experiments.
There are all kinds of comic book heroes that may inspire you into making your own as well. Read some comics through before you begin your own if you need to.
Comic Book + has a large collection of Golden and Silver Age comics that are legal and FREE to read online, although registration is required to download them. They also have comic strips, pulp fiction, pamphlets and other publications.
Famous Funnies – American’s first comic. Preview old copies online or download digital copies.
There have been many famous comics over the years!
Here are some popular ones…
Marvel Comics offers visitors the chance to design a comic strip or book right on their site, and provides heroes and villains to place in the comic. Registration is required if you want to use the save option.
Websites can change at any time! Child supervision is suggested when viewing the sites provided.
Printable Pages: Comic Templates
Donna Young: Printable Comic Strip Layouts
Select a language, then make a comic using the items available.
Click on the printer located at the top right-hand corner of the page for a variety of printable pages.
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