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Draw your own comics

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This instructable will show you how to make quick and easy blank comic panel pages. I recently began introducing my son to comics, starting with the Sunday newspaper classics. He loves drawing and would probably sit and draw all day long. We started making these blank pages with panels so he could make his own comics and he loves it!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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There are only a few materials required for this and they are pretty common items. 
Paper- any blank paper will work. We used 8.5x11.
Ruler
Pencil and Marker
Copy machine- not required, but helpful.

Step 2: Making the panels

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I used the ruler to measure and mark where the lines for the panels would be. Drawing the lines first with pencil is helpful, so you can decide how the layout of the page will be and change your mind if you do not like it. 

Step 3: Defining the Panels

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After making the lines with pencil, I retraced them with a marker to make them bolder and more defined. 

Step 4: Copy your final page.

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I used our copy machine to duplicate the page. This is not required, but it is easier than drawing several sheets. 

Step 5: Draw

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The final step is creating your own comic strip. In this awesome strip, the Autobots meet Ironman and they team up with a few Power Rangers. 

Now go make your own!
copilarim3 years ago
i love the ideea!!:)
caitlinsdad3 years ago
Hmm, you have an architect's scale, you should have broke out the t-square and triangles while you were at it. Keep those lines vertical and straight. I usually use the architects scale or whatever ruler/straightedge width to box around the edges of the paper. It gives a nice border to work with and makes it look more like a comic strip.
mattbrown777 (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
That's a good idea. I was thinking of leaving an edge of the page open for binding later. Thanks for your comment.
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