Hi All -
I've been working with a science class this week in which kids are creating newspapers on genetically modified foods. Some kids are drawing political cartoons and I showed them how to scan their work, import these files into Comic Life and add fun touches including captions, speech bubbles, and various graphical enhancements. This project got me thinking about other useful tools for creating comics and thus, this week's theme was born!
Have fun exploring these tools!
1) Comic Life
This is one of my favorite pieces of software, and I believe it comes installed on new Macs. iPhoto is integrated into Comic Life, and you can publish directly to a .Mac account as well.
2) ReadWriteThink: Student Materials: Comic Creator
This web site generally has great tools and lessons for students and teachers.
This site seems kid friendly!
This site lets you create comics with photos. It is a social web site, too, meaning that you can rate and comment on users' comics if you choose. I would recommend using this site for teachers to possibly create materials, but NOT for student projects, as the content does not seem to be screened for the k-12 arena.
5) ToonDoo - The Cartoon Strip Creator
Again, this is a social site and you may want to take a look around this site before using it with students.
6) The Comic Book Project at Teachers College, Columbia University
I found this link while looking for comic resources, and it looks like an interesting project for hand-drawn comics. Take a look at the online gallery of student work.