Comic Strips: I Have To Come Back


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  Well it is the start of a new school year with a fresh crop of students and situations that can be the basis for my comic strips. If you do not know, I am the editor of the afterschool program’s newsletter where I work and I just finished putting the first edition of the 2014-15 together and sent it out to the parents. Even though I am in teacher’s college I enjoy doing it, but my favourite part is creating the comic strip.   I always use the children of the senior grade 5s as my inspiration for the comics. I will draw every grade five in the program as a fun cartoon caricature.

  Many of the other children ask why don’t I use the other grades too. I tell them that these children are the graduating class and they deserve their moment. Also it is hard enough trying to draw 15 – 18 children and place them into 8 – 10 comic strips, just imagine 130. Therefore I had to limit the amount of children to draw.

  I use many different themes to inspire me to create the comic such as the difference in the generations or the use of technology in the classroom compared to their parents. Yet there are some themes that are universal to all generations.  This month’s theme centres on the first day of school. Yes that glorious day when you have to go back to the salt mines, I mean classroom and begin a fresh new year of learning and discovery.   We have all felt that horrid feeling that the summer is over and you have to wake up early each morning and go to your cell, I mean classroom, ha, ha. Not everyone is of that opinion, many enjoy school. A place where you can learn new and interesting things, a place where discovery is encouraged. But not everyone feels the same way.

  I hope you enjoy Comic Strips: I Have To Come Back and I wonder which student do you most relate too?

 

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