First graders just finished up a long comic book project. For the stories in the comic book we did a “pass the comic” routine. Each student divided their paper into 4. Then they created the first panel. Then we passed the comic. So technically 4 students worked on the interior pictures and stories. Color sticks and sharpies were used on the inside.
The covers were an entirely different lesson. We looked at several examples of comic book covers. And discussed that titles are big and bold. The artwork has the main character doing something related to the content of the story. Last they all needed to put who the artist was.
After several weeks of creating the comic we finished them up with some simple book binding. A little tricky at first, but we worked in small groups on the rug with a lot of one on one help.
In the pictures above you see the cover and interior page side by side. We have “Going to the Zoo”, “The Pizza that Ate His Self” (one of my personal favorites), “People at the Supermarket”, and “Ironman 3”.