How To Kit - Comics and Graphic Novels (2011)

The authors explain that a comic is usually a short instalment of a larger story, while a graphic novel is usually an entire story bound and published in a single book. They point out that graphic novels have an important role to play in promoting literacy and may appeal especially to reluctant readers and visual learners.

The authors go through the steps involved in producing comics or graphic novels, including brainstorming to come up with ideas; developing characters; drawing stick figures and beyond; perspective drawing; and adding speech bubbles.

The material has been divided into sections aimed at students in kindergarten to Grade 3, which focuses on simple comics, and at students in Grades 4 to 6, which offers suggestions for producing more complex graphic novels.

Also included are links to online resources for both students and teachers.

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