A comic created at a KidsTime Workshop.
Why not tell the story of your day or week through a comic strip? There are endless ways you could interpret your life in this format.
Remember, this doesn’t have to be an exact depiction of what happened, an imaginative approach could result in something really fun! Try adding in extra visuals, jokes or thoughts and feelings.
Pencilled, inked, coloured-in or digital – there’s no ‘right way’ to draw comics, but you could always try one of the following to get started.
A simple four panel strip
‘Peanuts’ and many other short comics became famous through this format. While it might not seem like much to work with, short stories can be just as memorable and interesting as longer ones. Try capturing the most interesting, exciting or funny thing you’ve done recently in those four panels.
As a guide, think of each panel as the following in order: introduction, explanation, development and conclusion.
Re-imagine your life as a genre story
Want to add a twist of the fantastic to your comic journal? Try re-imagining your week as cool genre comic! Helping out a family member could be re-framed as an amazing scene in a superhero story! Spent a day trying to find something you lost around the house? Re-imagine the search as an atmospheric detective story! The possibilities are limitless!
An awards ceremony
Try making a comic at the end of each week divided among several panels. Plan out awards for each and draw a corresponding event or feeling that you think earns the award in question.
The awards themselves could be whatever you like, but typical ideas might include things like ‘best moment in the week’, ‘funniest thing that happened’ or ‘greatest achievement’.