A while ago, I created a snowball comic strip from some snowman & snowball pictures. I had been meaning to have the kids create comics using the same software, but then I forgot.

BG has gotten very interested in the Babymouse graphic novels, aimed at the tween-age. MG is also reading them, but BG is simply gobbling them up. Her (male) friends aren’t interested in the same books, but they all love comic books.

So, today at our homeschool coop, I let the kids use my camera, and the four “big kids” took pictures so they could create their own comic book next week. They jotted down ideas, staged their photos, and came up with their plans. Next week we’ll use Comic Life, their ideas, and their photos to make their comics. Cool! And a great idea for anyone who has kids that need to journal or write, but are lacking inspiration. Taking goofy pics of your siblings or friends and then turning them into a comic book is fun!

We got Comic Life on my MacBook, but there’s a free 30 day trial if you have a Mac that didn’t come with the software.

Sometimes I can just pull cool ideas out of thin air. I like those days. I also managed to tire everyone out with a long walk today – tired dogs & kids are good ones! ;)

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