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5 Best Comic Creation Apps

Creating a comic together with your kids is a lot of fun for everyone. It’s a great way to stimulate kids’ creativity and to get a peek into what they think about. There are some fantastic educational benefits as well.

All children are artists. They draw, play and use their incredible imaginations to create fantasy worlds and characters that are funny or powerful or really, really silly. A comic strip is a new way to channel their creativity—to capture it in pictures and words.

When you teach your kids to make a comic strip, a medium where it’s ok for your art to look silly or imperfect or childish, you’ll nurture their creativity and imagination before it gets stamped out. Creating comics may also help your children develop a love of reading and improve their handwriting, without them even realizing it.

Here is the list of best comic creation apps that will empower your kids to write, draw and publish their very own comics.

Pixton EDU is an interactive platform that gives teachers and students a unique way for creating comic book storyboards using avatars, backgrounds, text and themes to be shared within the classroom.
 
Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English or Art. Choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history or the environment – all Common Core aligned.

Comics Head

( iPad - £3.99 )

Comics Head is an excellent, all-inclusive comic-making app that is perfectly suited for ages 8 to even 18. Pupils today are well-versed in graphic novels, comic books and cartoons, and this app from Next Wave Multimedia offers a creative composing opportunity using these elements. With multiple layouts, tons of props, text options, customisation tools and sharing features this app can be used across the curriculum to design quirky informative comics or professional story boards. 

The Asset store enables the user to download thousands of new illustrations from the extensive library which includes Sci-Fi, more animal expressions, silhouette, food, props, symbols, more character expressions and textures. 



Comic Life

( iPad - £4.99 )

Comic Life is a comic-creation app that can be used to create the comic book by either starting from scratch or from one of the templates. Photos, shapes, text and speech bubbles can be added easily and customized to each individual's preference. Many of the available fonts are similar to commercially produced comic books which adds to the authenticity. There are many sharing options available when the comic books are completed. They can be printed, saved to the camera roll, transferred to other iOS devices, or saved as a PDF and opened in iBooks, just to name a few of the choices.



Comic Strip It! pro

( Android - £0.99 )

With Comic Strip It! you can make compelling comic-strips and story boards instantly, wherever you go. Use images from your gallery or take new photos directly into your comic strip, then position, resize, and rotate each frame for maximum impact.

Add captions, titles, speech balloons, etc., to enhance the story. Apply image effects* to each frame to create the appropriate comic-book feel, then share via all your social platforms. Comic noir fans will love our new noir fx!

Use Comic Strip It! comic maker for making amusing comic strips of random things you get up to, creating step-by-step how-to's with photos and text descriptions, creating Storyboards and captioning images, creating annotated memes.


Strip Designer

( iPad - £2.29 )

The Strip Designer application is an extensive app that allows users to create a comic style book using various templates and tools. This intuitive platform will make even the most novice of graphic artist’s design like a comic book whizz. The layout and graphics are completely customizable and the possibilities are endless. The application is free from in-app adverts and purchases and it suitable for 9 years of age and above. The app also works competently from a mobile device but for the best experience we would recommend a tablet.


Animoto lets you quickly and easily combine text, images, and videos into beautiful videos. The app functions very similar to the website as students can use their iPhone to select from various multimedia (music, photos, and clips) and share their creations with teachers and classmates. Students learn how to create video slideshows by organizing multimedia into creative digital storytelling.  The app offers over 50 different video styles, hundreds of songs in a built-in music library and the ability to share via popular social media platforms.


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