Posts Tagged ‘creative constraint’

4 ways to teach 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style

Matt has put together a heavily-illustrated post about teaching using 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. more

Haiku comics

The haiku’s brevity and relative simplicity of rules make it a good candidate for a comics-making exercise. more

Guest post: Dan Berry’s guide to making 24-hour comics

In anticipation of the upcoming 24-Hour Comics event in Angoulême, France, cartoonist and teacher Dan Berry shares his pointers on how best to prepare yourself for this rewarding challenge. more

Teaching comics to teens day 1: Using comics to tell your story

We inaugurate a fantastic new series by Derek Mainhart, who is setting out to write up an entire year’s curriculum for a comics class at the secondary level: middle school and high school. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s going to be entertaining, well-planned, and incredibly useful. more

24-hour comics day present, future & past

This Saturday, October 1, is 24-hour Comics Day, and Matt takes the opportunity to reminisce about the repercussions of his 24-hour comic experience, many moons ago. more

Notables 2010: Tom Motley et al.’s Made Out of “Mac” (True Fiction #8)

A series of variations and transformations of what is perhaps the single most-parodied page of comics ever, the famous “Insult that Made a Man out of ‘Mac'” comic used to advertise the Charles Atlas correspondence bodybuilding course in old comic books. The original comic is opened to new vistas of post-modernism, literary allusion, absurdist humor, and even a touch of the poetic. more

Make a “foldy” minicomic

Here’s a cool activity where you make a little fold-out comic book out of a single sheet of paper. more

ROYGBIV: a one-page, seven panel comics challenge

On my blog I just posted about a new comics-making constraint I invented for a recent workshop. The basic idea is that you need to make a comic that uses all the colors of the rainbow—but in black and white only! Read the post and see some examples here. more

Tic Tac Toe comics–a comics jam for two players

A jam comic for two players which could be a good warm-up exercise or time-filler in a comics class or workshop.. more