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|Grades||K – 12|
Why Use This Tool
The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips. Their creations can be just for fun or as part of more structural learning activities: planning writing activities, before- and after-reading activities, and responding to books.
Children and teens create comic strips online by choosing backgrounds, characters, and props. They can also write dialogue using speech bubbles. There is a Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. When the comics are completed, they can be printed out and shared. The sample comic strip shows a three-pane comic.
- Visit the Comic Vocabulary Interactive to learn more about comic terms and to see examples.
- Retell a familiar story using the Comic Creator.
- Illustrate newly-learned vocabulary words.
- Recreate a favorite cartoon, graphic novel, anime, or manga with the Comic Creator.
- Create a comic strip with a partner: one person can illustrate the comic strip while another crafts the text to accompany the illustrations.
We invite you to share your experiences with this resource and provide us with any feedback on how it can be improved.