We’re going on a journey….

Create your own comic with Metaphrog

STEP has collaborated with the graphic novel duo Metaphrog who have produced a wonderful template to help you create a comic strip about journeys.  The template has 7 easy steps to follow to make your own comic including useful information and tips on developing ideas for your story and how to draw fun characters and interesting objects.  See the activity below, it’s a great way to get creative and practice your storytelling skills.

You can write and illustrate the story by yourself or you could create your comic with a friend or a family member. What kind of journeys have they been on … ?

HOW TO DRAW A CHARACTER

Download tip sheet 1 here:

HOW TO DRAW A BODY

Download tip sheet 2 here:

HOW TO DRAW EXPRESSIONS

Download tip sheet 3 here:

HERE ARE SOME READY MADE GRIDS

Download comic grid sheets:

Download ‘Create Your Own Comic’ pages below:

CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC

Metaphrog have made a document for you to follow 7 easy steps to making your own Comic! Just click on the image or download and print out the sheets here!

Listen to the ‘Create a comic activity’ audio version:

Try the Book Creator App

If you want to make you comic using your iPad then try the Book Creator app.  Choose from three different comic book templates and draw or add images in custom panels with text or even your own voiceover!

We would love to see your stories.  Share them with us by posting them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/StepFamilies/ or twitter www.twitter.com/@mobileandlearn  using the hashtag #journeys.