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making comics

COMIC CHARACTERS WITH DISABILITIES ADDED TO MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX

MakeBeliefsComix, the free on-line comic strip generator, introduced new comic characters with physical disabilities to reflect the diversity of users, including those with special needs. Among the 128 characters that students can now select in creating their comic strips are: A boy and girl in wheelchairs A soldier who lost an arm in war and wears a prosthesis A blind person with a service animal An older woman who uses a walker Each character shows a variety of emotions: happy, sad, angry, thoughtful. Educational therapists increasingly use the online comic site for students with autism spectrum disorders to help them […] Read More

Graphica- The study of Comics and Graphic Novels as a medium of literature. Part I.

By: Tegan Zimmerman Henry – Literacy Roots View lesson plan here.

Closure Exercise

After the students had read Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, I set aside about an hour for this activity (with fewer students, it would be closer to forty minutes). I give them the handout and ask them to talk with a classmate for five or six minutes about how one could draw a second panel in this sequence that behaved like each of McCloud’s closure types (from his third chapter, “Blood in the Gutter”: p. 70-72). Then the students have ten or twenty minutes to draw two or three of the possibilities they have discussed. Once they’ve done this, I hand […] Read More