State Library of Queensland has released the code behind the Fun Palaces Comic Maker, a comic-making website piloted in 2015 as part of the global Fun Palaces event. The Comic Maker was designed and built by Talia Yat and Phil Gullberg of The Edge at State Library of Queensland, from a concept by SLQ’s Creative in Residence Matt Finch.
In 2015, users around the world surprised us by using the simple comic maker to create non-narrative comics, cheeky horror stories, and even comics in Te Reo Māori – this year we look forward to people reimagining, repurposing, and reworking the code behind the comic maker into weird and wonderful new forms.
Add your own image sets, change the format, build something entirely new from the resources we’ve freely shared. The main thing, whatever your objective, is to have fun!
Find the comic maker code at https://github.com/SLQSignatureProgram/Fun-Palaces-Comic-Maker
Or make your own drag ‘n’ drop comics at www.funpalaces.co.uk/comic
Fun Palaces will be taking place in digital and physical spaces around the world on the first weekend in October. There’s still time to join in – check out http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/learning/fun-palace-2016 or www.funpalaces.co.uk/about