Intro to Creating Comics

Learn how to tell a story in comic book form!

Learn how to build a comic from the ground up! Panels, speech bubbles, story boards and characters, - this session has it all. We will work together in creating a short story that can be told using a typical comic strip layout. There will definitely be a lot of learning and a lot of laughing!

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Intro to Creating Comics
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1 Your Guide

Jessica Mai Learn more about me

Hi! I'm Jess! Not only am I a professional kid’s performer (I go by the name Penny Pom Pom!), I've had the pleasure of being an art teacher and performing arts teacher since 2012! I am very passionate about encouraging children to use their imaginations, be creative every day and I believe that "play" is the most important part of being a human. I live on a tiny island off the coast of British Columbia where I make friends with the eagles and the ravens and I spend my time making music, painting, drawing, daydreaming, playing games, moving my body, hiking in the woods and watching movies (especially scary ones). My Penny Pom Pom web series can be watched on Youtube and Sensical TV. I’m also illustrating my first children's book that is set to be released in summer of 2023!

My favourite colour is purple and my favourite animal is a barn owl!

2 Materials Needed

Blank paper (cardstock/ multimedia paper is best for the comics but they will need some scrap paper for sketching and storyboarding as well), pencil, eraser, ruler, artist pens (Faber Castell, Micron), pencil crayons or markers

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Series A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 12 - 14

Yellow and blue gear

I am new to this type of Activity.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

I can read independently.