Welcome to the comic-book activities, inspired by popular comic book styles you may have seen through reading about superheroes/villains. If comic books are not your favourite type of book, you may enjoy how the artwork looks separately to the stories they involve - this is a chance to adapt similar artistic skills into your own artwork.
Activity 1: Super-words
Let's start by choosing one word to create. Common words to describe sounds or actions in comic books may include: WOW, POW, BANG, CRASH, KAPOW.
Below are some examples of templates which you can use if you would rather not draw free-hand to start with, or if you are a child in Key Stage 1. These can be printed from this web page and coloured with pencils or colouring pens.
If you colour one section in RED, use a different colours for the other sections touching this shape, as shown in the example above.
Step 1: Choose a word and write the letters in bubble writing.
Step 2: Draw a shape around your bubble writing.
This could involve zig-zags, a round-edged bubble, a rectangle, a triangle etc.
Activity 2: Super-name
Follow the steps above using your name instead of a 'super-word', you can use your first, middle, or last name for this activity.
If you have enjoyed this activity and are proud of the work you have produced, please feel welcome to email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org - I would love to see all artwork created and hopefully publish these for your peers to view.
You can create a piece of artwork yourself using this style.