Thursday, May 14, 2015

Anime Club: Yonkoma Manga Workshop

Since my May anime club meeting fell on the same weekend as Free Comic Book Day, I decided to teach the teens how to create what's called Yonkoma Manga, or four panel gag manga.

Azumanga Daioh is the master example of gag manga.

I found a couple of good sources that helped me create an instructional Power Point and handouts for the teens:

Wikipedia (yeah, I know)

Then I found a four panel comic template on Deviant Art and printed out a bunch of sheets for the teens to draw on.

From: Deviant Art

First, I went over my short presentation to give them the basics of how to format their comic panels, then I let them free draw while we ate a snack and watched some anime.

Overall, this was a great, low-prep activity to do with the teens!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm super interested in showing my teens this! Thank you for the tips!