Have you ever thought about making your own comics but didn’t know where to start? Did you ever wonder how comics were made? SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip answers these questions and more by taking a close look at the Colby College Museum of Art’s Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960 exhibition. Roy Lichtenstein was inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry in his early career. This famous work of art from the 11th century, also known as the Bayeux Embroidery, depicts the Norman conquest of England. It has been described as an early incarnation of the comic strip. This SLICE session will provide you with all the basics, from creating your own medieval inspired storyboards with an online platform to learning about possible careers to pursue in the art field.
SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a Waterville Creates program for students ages 13–19 that offers unique experiences at creative arts organizations throughout Waterville.
Steps for Making a DIY Comic Strip
- Step 1: Create your three images using this website.
- Step 2: Download the three images onto your desktop
- Step 3: Merge your images into a comic strip using an online collage maker.
- Step 4: Download the merged comic strip onto your desktop
Links to Videos shown in the recorded presentation:
- A Guide to Pop Art by Art Gallery of NSW
- Virtual Gallery Tour for Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960 at the Colby Museum
- The Animated Bayeux Tapestry by Potion Pictures