Saturday, June 27, 2009

Simple Family Fun - Make your own Comic Strip

Most newer computers have a webcam.  And some, like mine, have effects. . . including the comic effect.   So, one rainy day last week, I told the kids they could make their own comic strip. First, I had them think up a story line.  Then, they took pictures using the comic book effect.   Then, we just copied the pictures into a document, resized them, and added the story line.  The boys had a great time.  . . and it was cheap (we did print it out. . . so we had ink costs), fun, and semi educational.

If you don't have a web cam or your web cam doesn't have the comic effect, you can still do this project.   Just go to picnik, a free online editing site.  Once you upload your photo, go to the create section.  Under effects (all the way at the bottom) is an effect called posterize.  It is very similar to the comic effect.  It will take a little more effort, but you can still do this fu
n project!

Here's my boys' comic.   (I know, I know. . . it's a little violent.  But. . . they are boys!).  I can only get part of it to show up - but hopefully you get the idea!


  1. It won't show up and I'd like to see it! lol

  2. Hopefully it's there now! I had to take a picture of it, so the quality isn't very good. Oh, well.


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