Create a comic that has animal sounds in the narrative. What will get an animal or create to make a sound? Example: a person steps on a cat’s tail, so the cat yowls.
The comic can be of any length, any number of panels. You can use keyboard symbols for this prompt: numbers, letters, punctuation.
Watch videos of animals to get ideas for different types of sounds animals make. Think about the letters you will use to write out the animal sound: there are big differences between “Purrrrr,” and “Prrrrr,” and “Rrrr.”
- Typography & text design
- Composing sound effects
- Integrating image and word
Use any art media you want: digital and/or traditional art media. Consider beforehand whether you want to do a black and white comic, or a comic with color.
Comics Prompt: Animal Sounds
See a demo of a comics prompt: create a comic showing animal sounds and movements. Useful comics techniques such as point of view, the “foot rule,” panels, speech bubbles, spreads, and pages in order to communicate a narrative. Drawing demo by Teaching Artists Cat Huang and Alex Rowe.
Comics Curriculum 2
This video is part 2 of our comics curriculum for self-taught artists which reviews prompts and exercise for practicing your comics skills, comics history, what comics are like today, and more resources for learning comics on your own. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Cat Huang.