A great way to get kids started writing and drawing their own comics is to make it into a fun game, and one great way to do that is with Comics Jams!
What is a Comics Jam, I hear you ask? Let’s find out!
This activity can be huge amounts of fun, and serves as a great Creative Icebreaker to get groups writing and drawing. And can lead to all kinds of unexpected and hilarious results. Here is a personal favourite, from one of Neill’s Comics Club groups in Oxford: the strange and slightly heartbreaking tale of Mr Chip, and his adventures in the world of dating…
The wonderful writer and illustrator Sarah McIntyre has lots more excellent advice about making comics jams – check out her blog post on the subject!
If you’d like to use this activity in your own classes or groups, you can get the whole thing as an activity sheet by just clicking on the following images:
Or you can download as a PDF, here!
We’d love to see what you come up with – please send your own pictures and comics to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet them at us at @ComicsClubBLOG – we’ll be sharing some of the best!
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