You first have to find a partner.
You are each in charge of two jobs before you create a comic strip ending. Each of you does a study on either “good guys” or “bad guys” and use what you have already learned about comic strips to create a cool comic strip ending.
Bub 1: You have to be the expert on “good guys” or protagonists. You need to
study up on what makes them good characters. The following questions
can help guide you in your research:
• What kind of mood do you picture “good guys” in? Happy or sad?
• Do you think they are helpful or selfish? Why?
• What kinds of personalities do “good guys” have?
• What types of things do you think good guys do?
Protagonist Link 1
Protagonist Link 2
have to be the expert on “bad guys” or antagonists. You
need to figure out how they are bad characters and the types of bad
things they do to nice people like us. The following questions can help
guide you in your research:
• What kinds of personalities do “bad guys” have? Are the truthful and honest or mean and deceiving?
• How do they act around others?
• What types of situations do bad guys create?
• Do they hurt people? If so, in what ways?
Antogonist Link 1
Antogonist Link 2
When you both understand how “good” and “bad” characters work, study up on have to create a cool comic strip ending. We’ve hand picked some places that have information all about comic strip making!
you have learned about comic strips and what you learn from your research to
create the ending. You’ll be pro’s at comic strips and definitely
Here you go:
• Study up on how words and pictures relate to one another.
• Make sure you pay attention to the sequence of the frames.
• Study up on how you see characters talking.
*Other helpful books that you can check out are:
Jones, C. (1996).Chuck
Reducks: Drawing from the fun side of life. Warner Books:New York.
Larson, G. (1989).
The prehistory of the far side: a 10th anniversary exhibit. Andrews
McMeel: Kansas City.
Pellowski, M. (1995). The art of making comic books. Learner Publications: Minneapolis.
Schulz, C. (1996).
Funny pictures: cartooning with charles m. schulz. Harper Collins:
Scott, E. (1993). Funny papers: behind the scenes of comics. Morrow Junior Books: New York.
Trimboli, G. (1990).
Charles m. schulz: 40 years—life and art. Pharos Books: New York.
Don’t freak out Bubs! It’s only the ending you have to make up! But, don’t let it be the end of us…you have to do a good job!
done reading up on everything and ready to make an ending, make sure the comic
strip includes the following:
• it’s at least 6 frames long
• there’s pictures and words on each frame
• there’s at least five speech bubbles
• it’s not sloppy
• you colored in the pictures
• you used great teamwork
• you had fun!!!
forget Bubs…have fun! But, remember that our lives are in your hands!