Creating a comic together with your kids is a lot of fun for everyone. It’s a great way to stimulate kids’ creativity and to get a peek into what they think about. There are some fantastic educational benefits as well.
All children are artists. They draw, play and use their incredible imaginations to create fantasy worlds and characters that are funny or powerful or really, really silly. A comic strip is a new way to channel their creativity—to capture it in pictures and words.
When you teach your kids to make a comic strip, a medium where it’s ok for your art to look silly or imperfect or childish, you’ll nurture their creativity and imagination before it gets stamped out. Creating comics may also help your children develop a love of reading and improve their handwriting, without them even realizing it.
Comics Head is an excellent, all-inclusive comic-making app that is perfectly suited for ages 8 to even 18. Pupils today are well-versed in graphic novels, comic books and cartoons, and this app from Next Wave Multimedia offers a creative composing opportunity using these elements. With multiple layouts, tons of props, text options, customisation tools and sharing features this app can be used across the curriculum to design quirky informative comics or professional story boards.
The Asset store enables the user to download thousands of new illustrations from the extensive library which includes Sci-Fi, more animal expressions, silhouette, food, props, symbols, more character expressions and textures.
Comic Life is a comic-creation app that can be used to create the comic book by either starting from scratch or from one of the templates. Photos, shapes, text and speech bubbles can be added easily and customized to each individual’s preference. Many of the available fonts are similar to commercially produced comic books which adds to the authenticity. There are many sharing options available when the comic books are completed. They can be printed, saved to the camera roll, transferred to other iOS devices, or saved as a PDF and opened in iBooks, just to name a few of the choices.
The Strip Designer application is an extensive app that allows users to create a comic style book using various templates and tools. This intuitive platform will make even the most novice of graphic artist’s design like a comic book whizz. The layout and graphics are completely customizable and the possibilities are endless. The application is free from in-app adverts and purchases and it suitable for 9 years of age and above. The app also works competently from a mobile device but for the best experience we would recommend a tablet.