When you think about creating books, do you think about writing? Me, too! But for some creators, drawing is a big part of the story — or maybe where the story starts. Graphic novels and comics allow you to see the characters as you read about them and are a great way to share an action-packed story. Or they can tell a funny story or a touching one. There are many different kinds of stories told with pictures.
- Not ready to write a whole new story? Try prompts from Jarett Lerner. He started the comics — can you finish them?
- Using a single piece of paper, make your own zine using instructions from librarian Alenka. Add pictures, words, collage — whatever you want!
- Design your own digital comic strip that you can print and share with friends.
Guts: Raina Telgemeier writes and draws all about her life as a kid. This installment is all about her tummy troubles and how it feels to be worried about throwing up in school all the time.
Doodleville: In local author Chad Sell's second graphic novel, doodles come to life! What will happen when Drew's creations don't listen to what she says? Can she draw herself out of this problem?
Artemis Fowl: Your favorite kid criminal mastermind had his story turned into a graphic novel. Read it again, with pictures! Or start this series for the first time in graphic novel format.
What's your favorite story told with pictures?