Building Literacy: Design a Comic Book

From images, to text, to color palette, there is a lot to consider when designing a comic book. How are comics similar to a short story? How are they different? In this iBlock, students will investigate the history of comics and various comic texts before creating their own masterpiece. With attention to how established comic artists perfect their craft, these modules will help unleash creativity and provide a new means of expression. Finally, students will bring all of their hard work together as they create their very own comic convention.

  • Grade Bands: 6-8, 9-12
  • Primary Focus: ELA, Art
  • Secondary Focus: Communications, Visual Design
  • Additional Foci: Advanced Literacy, Transferable Skills, Social-Emotional Learning
  • Related Industry Sectors: Arts, Media & Entertainment, Communication


Here is a sample content standard for this iBlock:

Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. (Anchor Standard 10)