Tuesday, July 21, 2009
A boy, a girl, a pig, a picnic and Batman...
I wanted to try something new with my Comic Art class today. It was a project I had never attempted before and I thought I would give it a try with them.
The idea of the project is they would all do one page to a story idea I gave them. It would consist of a boy, a girl, a pig, a picnic and Batman. And the story would take place in a park. One student was chosen to do the first page and one student was chosen to do the last page.
And THAT was all the instruction I gave. I didn't tell them how the story was supposed to go, how the characters were supposed to look or what was going to happen in the story. I left that completely up to them.
I wanted to see how each student approached the idea and how they approached designing the characters.
I haven't gotten a chance to look at all the pages but I already noticed on one of the pages one of the students has invariably drawn one panel which has simply the words "FART!" written in block lettering.
So, we're off to a good start.
What I hope to do is once I get all the pages in, I'm going to copy it and paste it all together for the students and hand each of them a mini (and probably cheesily done) comic book of the story.
I still have a couple pages to get in before I do that though. Should be interesting.