I love author-illustrator Viviane Schwarz’s work. She’s brilliant at inventing crazy, engaging characters and in this video from the British Library website, she shows you one way of doing this! It’s a wonderfully accessible technique and great for anyone trying to create characters for their book, comic or animation. Have a go! 🙂
Make Your Own
Rocket Comic Book!
This latest downloadable make is now up on my DIY page
It’s a simple creative make for kids 7 and up, using basic, inexpensive materials. Click to go to the DIY page and click on the Rocket Comic Book heading to download.
This fun make can be used to explore Science and Outer Space themes with children. Here’s a link to the NASA website to get you going!
I ran this workshop last year at a library. Here are some pics from the day – more inspiration! 🙂
TOMORROW!! Come down at 11am and make a rocket comic with me! £2 per child we’re running till 12.30pm. Hope to see you there!
What a brilliant, creative workshop! Thanks to Cathy and Caroline for helping out and to the children and their families for coming and getiing into the activity so enthusiastically,. And the result was some rather lovely, unique rocket comics 🙂
I’ve got fourteen keen-as-mustard comic artists this term, and they are already coming up with some wonderful ideas, including a graphic novel and a very exciting joint project featuring a story told from three different points of view. This is a degree of sophistication I came across in works of authors and filmmakers only when I went to university, so I was a bit blown away when they announced what they were going to do. In fairness all three are super-creative, bright kids – am very excited to see how this works out.