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Create a Comic Kit

Create a Comic Kit with Minnesota Author & Illustrator Chris Monroe

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Create A Comic Take and Make kits to member public libraries to distribute January 14-31, 2022.  Create and draw your own wacky characters and insert them into a comic strip of your own design using the cartoon-panel pages provided. Follow the helpful draw-along instructions to determine your character’s looks, style, emotions, and ability to take a fall. Kits will be distributed at the following public libraries and ALS outreach locations.

Each kit includes some example drawings and prompts to create comics and characters from your own imagination. Will your character be a bumbling human? A scary doll? You and your family? An impatient ice cream cone? A wise old dandelion?  Maybe that’s a team? Defy the laws of physics, draw goofy stuff, and have fun creating comics drawn from your imagination or your life. 

Comics are for everyone so the recommended age for this activity is third grade to adults. (Little kids could do it too if someone can read to them.) Each kit includes fun directions and space for drawing characters, some blank comic templates, and a felt tip pen to bring your comics to the page.  Please note each location has a limited number of kits - feel free to contact your local library for more information.  

Chris Monroe is an author, illustrator, visual artist and cartoonist. She is the author of seven children's picture books, as well as the illustrator of picture books by authors Kevin Kling, Jane Yolen, and Janice Levy. Her comic strip, Violet Days, has been in print for over 19 years, and is featured in the collection "Ultra Violet: Ten Years Of Violet Days."

Chris Monroe has included an instructional video to help supplement this kit. You can find the video here:

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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January 3 - February 25, 2022

This is open to all adults and high school students.

Read library books, magazines, audiobooks, or ebooks and enter your name in a weekly drawing. Report final numbers to enter a local business drawing.

Report number of books read each week and participate in a team activity helping your team move along a path in the woods.

Sign up starting January 3rd at the Aurora Public Library!

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