Comics Challenge: Words and Pictures

This drawing and writing game is a good way of finding out how different words and pictures can join together to form a comics panel. It’s based on an exercise from “Cartooning, Philosophy and Practice”.

Words and pictures instructions

Here are some examples of my word and image combinations:

Words and pictures examples

Download the worksheets:

Words and pictures instructions

Words and pictures Sheet One

Words and pictures Sheet Two

You can find more worksheets here and more online resources here.

 

 

Comic Worksheets

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We’ve been updating the list of downloadable worksheets on our Resources pages.

We now have 28 sets of worksheets for you to download!

The latest set of worksheets has been sent to us by Matt Hickey, who runs a Comic Club at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore City.

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Here are a selection of the activities and resources he’s created for his Comics Club:

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comic club thumbprint adventure bw and comic club thumbprint adventure blank (fold into mini-comics)

draw your pet in space and creepy comic

comic club nametags and comic club nametag secret origin

Many thanks to Matt for getting in touch!

Online Resources

We’ve noticed new comic-making resources and activities appearing online in recent days, so we’re starting to keep a list of online resources here.

Make sure you don’t miss out on The Phoenix Comic’s #phoenixQclub or the great activities provided by Dundee Comic Creative Space’s  Digital Comic Club.

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Head over to our Online Resources section to find out more. And don’t forget, you can download comic templates here and find all our Comics Challenges here.

Comics Challenge: Concertina Comic

A concertina or accordion book is made from a long piece of paper that is folded backwards and forward like a spring.

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Your challenge is to make a concertina comic.

You can use this template to make three short comics: Concertina comic

If you want to make a longer comic, just stick two or more strips of paper together.

Once you’ve finished drawing your comic, you can make a case for it: Concertina comic cases

Cut on the black lines, fold on the dotted lines, then glue or tape the tabs.

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Please share pictures of your concertina comics with us @ComicsClubBLOG