This challenge is all about making as much noise as possible, as silently as possible! Impossible?
A ‘silent comic’ is a special name given to a comic without any words, either as captions or in speech bubbles. Famous silent comics include The Snowman by Raymond Briggs and The Arrival by Shaun Tan. However, all comics can make noise. Sometimes this is done through the use of sound effects – CRASH! BANG! WALLOP! Another way is through the clever use of drawings to show how sounds are being made. In the comic by Fern Hinton above, her drawings make a very noisy story. What sounds can you hear?
Why not try giving this a go yourself? What is the noisiest comic you can draw? What about a rocket launching, or a pack of wolves howling at the moon? Or maybe an annoying baby crying? Or all three at the same time! What might happen next….?
Then you will need to think really carefully about what you are going to draw. Will it be a character or object? You might want to draw the whole thing first of a piece of spare paper to help you to think about the shapes and steps you need to draw them.
Draw a little piece of the character or object in each box, and then add a bit more in the next box until you have finished the character by the last box. Write step-by-step instructions so that someone else can copy what you did.
Can you give your finished ‘how to draw’ to some one else? See if they can copy your character or object!
Recently you might have seen rainbows popping up in windows around where you live. Children (and adults!) have been drawing and painting rainbows to spread some cheer in the streets and to support the National Health Service (NHS). Why not make a super smiley rainbow in a Manga Kawaii style? Kawaii means cute in Japanese.
All you need is some bright colours to draw, paint or collage a rainbow. Then use black paint or a pen to add two cute eyes and a cheery smile! Below are some we’ve made and others we have seen on our local street. Why not share a photo of one you’ve made with us? You can show us at @ComicsClubBLOG