Last week we shared our first-ever Comics Challenge – Stick Stories – and now we thought we’d share some of the fantastic work some of our members came up with! First, here are some of the stick-figure renditions of characters and stories from Neill’s Comics Club group at the story museum in Oxford. Let’s start with a classic!
…Stick Rapunzel, by Libby!
Here’s one that manages to condense not just one story but an entire 6-movie epic saga into 4 panels: Stick Star Wars, by Charlie!
And, proving that even alarmingly violent dystopian sci-fi can be rendered adorable in the right artistic hands, here’s The Stick Hunger Games by Lauren!
(Here’s Stick Katniss!)
And here are are some of our amazing artists with their work!
(… there were *many more* great ones, I just can only take so many photos. Sorry if I missed you out!)
Once we posted the challenge online, we had lots more people join in with their own Stick Stories! Check out some of this gloriousness and see if you can identify the characters / stories! (Answers at the bottom).
— Beth Wilson (@doodle_beth) 13 January 2017
— Louie Stowell (@Louiestowell) 13 January 2017
— Laura Gray (@lauragray80) 14 January 2017
— Sophie Anderson (@sophieinspace) 14 January 2017
— Christina (@tempuslibris) 14 January 2017
(Answers, from top to bottom: Arriety from The Borrowers, Pippi Longstocking, Batman VS Superman, Pokemon Go, An Original Composition (I think), The Hobbit, Ant-Man, Boffing Leaves The Oven On (what, you haven’t read it? It’s great), Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami).
There’s loads more – follow us on twitter at @ComicsClubBLOG or check out the #stickstories hashtag to see them! (Thanks to everyone from Sarah McIntyre’s @StudioTeaBreak gang who joined in, that was fun!)
If you’d like to have a go at making some Stick Stories yourselves, you can find the full activity and downloadable worksheets right here!