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Comic Strip:Character/Place/Situation

Every student receives a stapled comic strip book. Each student makes a comic at least three panels long in 15 minutes after blindly choosing the following subjects:

character & situation
situation & place
character & place
character only
situation only
place only
character, situation, and place

Here are some that I put in. The students also write out all three subjects, which are then all put in an envelope and chosen at random.

CHARACTER SITUATION PLACE
DOT COM GUY/GAL AN ARGUMENT THE MOON
SURFER A ROMANTIC BREAKUP THE KITCHEN
HOMELESS MAN/WOMAN A REVELATION CONVENIENCE STORE
EXECUTIVE A CONFRONTATION THE BEACH
DINOSAUR A SHOPPING SPREE AEROBICS CLASS
GERMAN TOURIST A HONEYMOON THE BATHROOM
COWBOY GETTING FIRED THE AIRPORT
A BULLFIGHTER LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE LOCKER ROOM
A TYRANNICAL PROFESSOR A MISUNDERSTANDING CLASSROOM
WHINY STUDENT A LOVE TRIANGLE FOOTBALLFIELD
AN ALIEN AN ACCIDENT FAST FOOD JOINT
A POODLE PEEING IN PUBLIC A PLAYGROUND
A MANGY CAT GETTING CAUGHT SUPERHIGHWAY
BEAUTIFUL WAITRESS LOSING ONE’S TEMPER BUSY CITY STREET
A COUPLE BEING LECTURED AT DOCTOR’S OFFICE