Comics, Graphic Novels and Drawing

 

Comics, Graphic Novels and Drawing

 

         

 

 

   Aquila Mega-Mag

Aquila is a monthly magazine for children aged 8-12, with articles, activities and puzzles covering science, history and general knowledge, plus themed topics. The above is a free specially produced 92 page mega issue.

 

    Alex T. Smith                                                           

Join Claude author every day for funny story prompts and creative writing ideas on Twitter. He’s also hosting Q&As and planning drawalongs.

 

   Anthony Browne

The books, biography, gallery and fun activities like Draw Your Own Willy the Wimp, Play the Shape Game and more.

 The Beano

How to draw, quizzes, games, jokes, videos, boredom busters during school closures and much more.

 

  Chris Haughton

  • Click Chris's name above for his website. Downloads, activities, books, illustration and more.
  • Picture book illustrator Chris (Shhh!, We Have a Plan) reads his stories and does fun activities for children to join in with on his Facebook page

 

  Chris Riddell                                                                          

Chris aloud reads his and Paul Stewart’s book Hugo Pepper. Wonderful illustrations.

Comics Club

Drawing tips, challenges, activity sheets and more fun resources.

 

 DFC Comic Library

The DFC Library is a collection of comic books written and illustrated by some of the top comic creators. You’ll find six brand new activities to do – how to draw characters, design your own robot, build a bus and create worlds.

 

 Dav Pilkey

Author & illustrator of Dog Man (a World Book Day book 2020), Captain Underpants , Ook and Gluk and Ricky Ricotta. Books, biography, book trailers, how to draw like Dav, videos, colouring and other fun stuff.

Dav Pilkey at Home - streamed every Friday at 12 noon. Dav will be on the Library of Congress website, along with Twitter (@LibraryCongress, and Facebook (@LibraryofCongress). Drawing lessons, read alouds, Dav's tips for children to act out scenes from his Dog Man books and for creating new characters of their own. Viewers will be able to access the videos any time after they are first streamed, as well.

 

 David O’Connell                                                                    

Monster and Chips author. Activities include comics and drawing, colouring, dundoodle activities.

   David Wiesner

Join author and illustrator David on his website – biography, books, resources, the creative process.

 

   Ed Vere                                                                                  

  • For Ed's website, click above. How to Draw videos and more.
  • Get your pencils ready! Every Wednesday and Friday Ed will be posting simple how to draw videos here. Share your drawings with him on Twitter & instagram using #drawwithedvere

 

 The Etherington Brothers

  • Click on the above name to join Robin and Lorenzo Etherington, British comic, book and film creators who work together as The Etherington Brothers. They created Von Doogan puzzle adventures for The Phoenix. Their clients include Disney, DreamWorks, Aardman, and the BBC. They have also worked on Star WarsTransformersKung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon
  • Read some chapters from their comics and books
  • 300 free How to Think When You Draw tutorials
  • Free 50-page course on How to Make Comics, drawing lessons, puzzles, brain-teasers, lesson plans and much more (Twitter).

 

 Jarrett Lerner                                                                        

Finish the comic, blank comic book pages, drawing/writing prompts, make your own character, name the gadget and decide what it’s buttons do, etc – loads of fun drawing, writing and imaginative activities.

   Jim Field

Join Jim as he draws Oi! Frog! and other delights. Join in!

 

 Metaphrog

Graphic novels – fun activities coming every week. Colour in The Little Mermaid and more. From 30 March they're also unveiling pages from their new Bluebeard graphic novel, which is still scheduled for release! You'll be able to enjoy extracts every week.

 

  Mo Willems                                                                           

  • Click above for Mo's website. Peek into the mind of an author (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! etc. Website includes fun and games, info about Mo, interviews, videos.
  • Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his Lunch Doodles.

 

Moose Kid Comics

Free all ages comic for everyone. Exclusive new characters by over 40 artists. Read the whole of the comics online or download.

 

  Nick Sharratt                                                                        

Nick Sharratt’s drawing tips, from the illustrator of the Jacqueline Wilson and Jeremy Strong books.

 

 The Phoenix Comic

  • Scheduling activities at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Mind-bending puzzles to keep you occupied. Can you help Van Doogan solve the puzzles in Deadly Diamonds? Answers revealed at 4pm. Miss the beginning? Then download all Von Doogan episodes.
  • Everything will be available for download afterwards at on the website. 
  • Watch the authors of Corpse Talk on YouTube as they give you tips on how to create your own version.

  Quentin Blake

Watch videos of Quentin drawing, tips on drawing, fun stuff, biography and more.

 

  Rob Biddulph                                                                        

Rob will be posting a brand new Draw with Rob video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am GMT. They will be permanently available as a free resource.

 

  Salariya Books    (You Wouldn’t Want to Be…series)

Excellent free web books in the series You Wouldn’t Want to Be…series. Web books, authors and illustrators and free resources.

 

  Sarah McIntyre                                                                     

  • Click above for Sarah's website. Fun activities and information about her books, comics and illustrations.
  • On YouTube, meet the writer and illustrator of Grumpycorn, get a taste of the book, learn how to draw Unicorn step by step and discover how to let your drawing inspire a whole new story. Share your drawings on social media using #DrawingWithSarah
  • Fun drawing activities, draw with Sarah and send your drawing to her Twitter.

  Sean C Jackson                                                                      

Author of the book From Here to There: a book of mazes to wander and explore. Downloadable and printable fun mazes to complete.

 

Seven Stories

Three free downloadable resources to help you make your own comics.

 

  Shaun Tan

Enjoy discovering the illustrations from his books.

 

 Steven Lenton                                              

Join author of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam’s YouTube channel for some great Drawalong videos.

 

 


Comics, Graphic Novels and Drawing