Graphic Novels

Div.’s 4 and 7 FINALLY finished our graphic novels! It was a long project and we worked very hard to learn the different features that they include, such as speech bubbles, varying viewpoints, frames, captions, motion and so much more. Here’s some examples of the excellent work we did.

Thank you to Jasmin and Yukie for sharing their graphic novels with the school(click on their names to see the full deal)!

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Yukie cover

Jasmin

Jasmin cover

Comic maker

Div.’s 4 & 7 have been working hard on their Graphic Novels. After completing them we decided to try doing some digital versions as well.

We’ve been using Bit Strips for School but you can make your own comics through their general site by clicking here. Anyone can play around and make new characters, change speech bubbles or play with character movement. If you want to save though you’ll have to sign up with an email or facebook account.

Stay tuned for some of our finished products!

New Graphic Novels

Think graphic novels are just comics for kids? Think again. Some of our new graphic novels have spectacular imagery and some interesting and complex plots.  Come check out this popular section…..if there’s any books left 😉

(book descriptions courtesy of Novelist and Webcat)

The Lost Boy – Greg Ruth – When Nate finds a tape recorder and note addressed to him in his new home, he is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing long ago.

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That One Spooky Night – By Dan Bar-el (we met him!!) – Three strange tales filled with shivery fun occur on a dark, spooky night and include the stories of a broom that goes in search of a witch, mermaids who swim in a bathtub and a house party that turns unexpectedly batty.

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The Silver Six – Andy Lieberman – Discovering that they share a common connection, a group of orphans makes a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon, where they are pursued by a powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents.

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Sidekicks – Dan Santat – When Captain Amazing feels he’s getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas

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Doug TenNapel –  Tommysaurus Rex,  Cardboard, Ghostopolis – Just read ’em.

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Graphic Novel Author Visit

Moberly’s Division 4 and 7 are working in the Library on a Graphic Novels Unit. In Feb. we had the opportunity to meet with Dan Bar-el, an award winning author of fiction, picture books and now graphic novels. He taught us many great ideas, like why we would use a bird’s eye view, how to create drama in our stories using only art, how to draw expressions and much more. We look forward to using everything we learned to create our own Graphic Novels!

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