Make Your Own Comic Book Online!

October 1st, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

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Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

Here’s a fun idea! Create your own comic book! At this website you can select free (Creative Commons) photos from Flickr, and then add your own speech bubbles or thought bubbles to the photo. Chain the photos together to create a comic book, then, publish it for the world to see!
Just follow these directions when you get to the site:

Step 1: Select a photo. To do this, first decide on a “tag” (search term) that will generate photos of what you want. For example, if you choose “puppies,” you will be presented with hundreds of photos of puppies. (IMPORTANT: You will want to help your child select the tags and photos, as not all images on the internet are kid friendly.) When you see one you want to use, just click on it, and it will appear on the selected page of your book. (Don’t worry; if you change your mind, you can click on “delete” at the bottom right of the photo and it will go away. This is also handy if you want to re-arrange the photos.)

Step 2: Select a word (or thought) bubble and drag it onto your selected photo. Once you have placed the word bubble you can type whatever text you want into the bubble. You can also click and drag the tip of the bubble to point toward the speaker, and you can use “back space” to remove extra blank lines at the bottom of the bubble to make it smaller. You cannot move the bubble itself once it has been placed. However, you can delete and re-select the photo; this clears the bubbles and you can try again.

Step 3: Go back to Step 1 and repeat the process until your book is completed. (It looks like the maximum length for a book is 26 pages.)

Step 4: Publish. Title your work and name the author. Use a fictitious name, if you like. You can also send a link to your story to others. Word to the wise: Sharing your story with yourself and family/friends in this way will make it easier for you and them to find it later.

If you’d like to see stories created by others, you can click on “…or visit the archive” near the top of the page.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Content changes frequently and is not moderated; sometimes stories are generated by students as part of a class assignment, but not always. Preview this site and the stories for suitable content before sharing them with your children.

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