Digital comics – make it happen!

Comic Maker

Put it on a screen or a tablet or a computer in your library for users to have a go at making their own comic

State Library of Queensland’s Comic Maker, initially developed for the Fun Palaces movement, is online both to use and to share with designers and web developers.

Put it on a screen or a tablet or a computer in your library for users to have a go at making their own comic – or maybe take it even further…

SLQ’s developers have made the code behind the comic maker available on the digital repository GitHub. This means that as well as using the comic maker with your community, to make their own comics using the existing resources, you can share the code with web developers in your organisation or in the wider community to devise their own local versions.

That might sound like a tall order, but why not contact any web designers in your community – or check in with the local high school or TAFE to see if there are any budding coders among their staff and students?

This is a great opportunity to help you community become digital creators, not just consumers – whether that’s at the level of a drag-and-drop comic, or the deeper infrastructure of coding & design.

Read more about the project in Ian Chant’s Library Journal article on the State Library comic maker