Humans have been telling stories using art and drawings since the age of cave men. However, the comic books were only popularised less than 100 years ago in the 1930s when a few entrepreneurial publishers decided to put together magazines containing collections of popular newspaper comic strips. Thus began the birth of a new medium.
Today, comics entertain both kids and adults alike. This printable worksheet pack is a fun activity for kids to explore the world of comics and draw their own!
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and Writing pencils
In this activity, your child will learn about comics and the art of hand drawn storytelling. They will also be able to complete a few comic strips of their own.
It will help your child or student:
Learn more about comics and how this medium of storytelling continues to captivate the young and old around the world.
Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by drawing, colouring and most importantly telling a story via comic.
Let's get to it!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out about comics. Here's a short video about the history and evolution of comic books:
Here's a video from a comic artist about how to come up with ideas for your own comic strip:
Get started on the printable worksheets!
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 2 worksheets of printables with 4 comic design challenges. There are 4 strips of 3 panel comics, each with the first panel completed. Your child/student will need to think about how the comic should proceed and end by drawing the 2nd and last panels.
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