“Bill of Rights” Comics Activity

CONSTITUTION+COMICS

Here’s a quick comics-making activity to help dig into (& understand) constitutional text:

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DEMO IMAGES:

Here’s what this process might look like, using the text of the First Amendment:


(2) = Reading & marking up the source text:


(3)+(4) = Drawing panels & adding source text.

More PAGE LAYOUT ideas >>


(5) = Adding graphics.

Remember, CARTOONING means drawing as little as possible (to get the maximum impact)!


COMPARING DRAFTS: Here are 2 drafts, drawn from the same amendment. Which one best communicates the source text to you?

DRAFT #1:

DRAFT #2:

FOR MORE EXAMPLES, SEE:

NH State COMICStitution: Bill of Rights

= Drawing out the text of my home state constitution!


This work is PATRON-POWERED!

Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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