Pow! Wham! Bam! Kapow! Write your own comics

When I was in primary school the boys in my grade six class were obsessed with comics. When we had to write book reviews, they chose comics. When they had to write their own stories, it was invariably told in comic book style. The teacher let them and I understand now that any means of engaging boys of that age in reading and writing is a good thing.

Give young comic book artists a professional edge with the fantastic Blank Comix from Romp. Each page features simple rectangles of various sizes plus the all-important starbursts for your onomatopeia.  It’s a terrific idea for kids with big imaginations or could also be used to tell real life stories in a different, creative way.

Blank Comix come as a set of four books of eight pages each. Each set costs US$9 and Romp ship internationally. While you’re there check out some of the other Romp items we’ve reviewed, including the portable dollhouse and the letter lights.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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