Have you had a go at our February Comics Challenge yet? Lots of fine people have, taking Jamie Smart‘s top-notch tips and creating all sorts of strange and remarkable characters. Let’s have a look!
First, here are some of the amazing creations from Neill’s Comics Club group at The Story Museum in Oxford:
DJ DUCK, by Morrigan!
The **CATEGORICALLY NOT CUTE** Floating tozbot, by Sabeen!
The frankly extraordinary MR DEPRESSED LATTE MAN, by Eliza!
The (extremely positive) FLYING MAGIC CLOUD SHEEP, by Jack!
The (adorable) GINGERBREAD BOY, by Freddie!
The (angry) Ballet Pig MR BALLA ANGRY, by Libby:
…and lots more! (Sorry to everyone I didn’t get a photo for!)
It was great seeing other people join in on twitter, too:
Our #comic crew loved yesterday’s template from @jamiesmart and @ComicsClubBLOG thank you both pic.twitter.com/dnVJZD14nK
— Inkpots (@Inkpots1) 16 February 2017
February COMICS CHALLENGE (Create a Character) @jamiesmart @ComicsClubBLOG This is The Many Headed Menace … pic.twitter.com/98RGWOXBD4
— Alec Anderson (@CFcomiX) 10 February 2017
@jamiesmart used your worksheets with my Rainbow pack. Really inspired some creativity from the girls! TY! #GGUK pic.twitter.com/Ad22GeQTEa
— Clare (@ClareSpink) 15 February 2017
Once you’ve created a character, of course, the fun part is making up a whole story about them! Neill’s usual starting point for story structure looks like this:
But in honour of Jamie’s work, this time we tried a variant, which looked a bit more like this:
…and which led to some HIGHLY ENTERTAINING results:
(AMAZING. I do love a story with a moral, apart from anything else.)
…anyway, why not try this out yourself? you can find Jamie’s activity sheet as a download here, and a stack of blank comics pages right here. Let us know how you get on!