After attending a Comics Conference this past spring I decided to start a Comic Book Club for elementary kids grades 2-6 (I may change the ages to just grades 4-6). The purpose of this club is to introduce or explore more comic books geared toward elementary age children. The club meets once a month, each month we explore a different aspect of creating a comic book. I took the different elements and turned them into comprehensible ideas for the kids. We look at different comic books in the library and spend some time working on creating our own comics. I allow time each session for participants to share about comics they are reading or creating. So far there are a few attendees and my hope is that as word spreads that there is a new program at the library that more kids will participate.
Some of the books that I used to create my monthly activities are as followed:
Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud
Lila & Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club by Willow Dawson