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.
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