Make a Comic

Make a Comic

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This Make was created by Kevin Hodgson

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If you were to look closely around your classroom, we suspect you’d find more than a few budding graphic novelist hard at work on a comic strip. Why not think of comics as a literary experience? There are plenty of online webcomic makers (see one list below under Tutorials), emerging apps for mobile devices, and the old-fashioned but tried-and-true technology of paper and pencil. The beauty of comic making is that it combines the power of the narrative with the impact of the visual. Inference is a key component to composing a comic, as well. Scott McCloud’s work on comics is breathtaking in its scope and consideration, and worthy of a graduate course, but his work also showcases the kinds of thinking that goes into a quality graphic story. You can make a comic in a single panel or you can extend it out for several pages.


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2 Examples Completed for this Make

  1. My Comic
       submitted by Rae Corliss

    I am excited to discover all the amazing ways I can use comics in my classroom. I have just begun!

  2. The #connectedlearning whisperer
       submitted by Karen Fasimpaur

    A tribute to Kevin Hodgson (I found this difficult to make; make others can riff off the theme and make something better!)

2 Tutorials Created for this Make

  1. 7 great ipad apps for creating comic strips
       submitted by Karen Fasimpaur

    Mobile apps for teachers from Med Kharbach and of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

  2. 6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics
       submitted by Karen Fasimpaur

    Six possible apps for making comics from Mashable.com