Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Make Your Own Comic!

Have your children ever been interested in making their own comics but drawing isn't really their thing? Now they can create a simple three panel comic at Make Beliefs Comix!

Kids (or adults!) can choose from 20 different characters with 4 different facial expressions. Then they can make their person bigger or smaller, flip them around so they face the opposite direction, add color to the background, insert up to 25 different objects, give them something to say or think, and then they can print it out or email it to themselves. It's super easy and a lot of fun. While you can't copy and paste your creation into a Word document, I printed out the one I made and scanned it so you can see what it looks like. Have fun using your imagination and creating something!

For kids who would prefer drawing their own, check out James Sturm's book, Adventures in Cartooning the next time you're in the library. This great book teaches kids how to make their own comics through a story told in graphic novel form. It's perfect for kids who want to get started drawing their own but don't know where to begin.

Other books that are helpful are:
I Love to Draw Cartoons by Jennifer Lipsey

While comics are great to read, it's fun to be able to create your own! Father's Day is coming up-why not have your children create a comic strip for Dad telling him how super he is?

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