Create a mini comic book with the Gage Academy of Art

Do you like comic books? Believe it or not, all you need to make one is a single sheet of paper and a pencil, pen, or marker.

Your teacher in this video is Taylor Dow, a comics artist and game designer from the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, a community art school that works with Amazon. First, he'll show you exactly how to fold and tear your sheet of paper. That’s a cool trick all by itself, because you'll end up with a book of eight pages without any glue or tape holding the pages together—you don't even have to use scissors if you don't have any handy.

Next, Taylor shows you how to create a cover with your main character, which could be inspired by the shape of something you have lying around at home; he uses an electrical plug adapter to help him come up with his main character. Then you'll create your main character's best friend, and away the story goes.

See if you can tell your story without any words at all. Taylor gives great examples of how to show your reader exactly what’s happening by using nothing but pictures.

What you'll need:

● One sheet of paper
● Something to draw with (pen, pencil, marker)
● Small objects for inspiration (optional)
● Scissors (optional)

Virtual Kids Week activities are intended for children with involvement from a parent or guardian.