With this month’s Future Designers challenge we are asking you to create your own comic book page. There are $1000 of prizes up for grabs!
You can choose from a four, five or six-panel page. Click here to find our templates.
You have to use our templates but what goes in those panels is entirely up to you and your imagination!
From Peanuts and Garfield to Batman and Naruto, comics have told us stories and we are keen to see what stories you can tell us.
You can use any medium you want:
- Whatever inspires you to tell your own original story.
You can take inspiration from any and everywhere! Your favourite animal, everyday life, song lyrics, a question, maybe even a catchphrase.
It can be funny; it can be sad, or it can be somewhere in between. With this challenge, there are endless ways for you to get creative and be inspired.
Maybe start with the story, maybe start with the characters or even start with the art.
If you are having trouble starting you might want to think about your character. What do they like and dislike? What are their weird quirks? How would they react if you surprised them? Then try putting them in different locations, what would they do on summer vacation? Or if they were at your school?
Check out our student Sophie Marie Thirsk’s work and interview here
Get inspired by New Zealand comic book scene!
Check out these artists
Or watch some interviews with NZ comic artists.
Note the following requirements:
- You must submit your work by 1st February 2020.
- Submit using #FutureDesignersNZ. Post your photos or videos to Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter.
- Make sure your post is public so we can see it.
- Videos must be less than 30 seconds
There are no rules of what materials or technology you can use. This is entirely up to your creative intent, and what resources you have access to.
Future designer champion
$500 Prize for the best submission
You will also be featured in and invited to our end of year exhibition. We will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website and Victoria University of Wellington’s YouTube channel. You will also receive a deluxe School of Design Innovation care package.
Number 8 wire
$250 Prize for the most innovative use of limited resources
Your entry will also be a part of our end of year exhibition, you will receive a School of Design Innovation care package, and an invitation to our end of year exhibition
$250 Prize for the submission chosen by high school teachers
Your name and work will also feature on the Future Designer’s website
Best in year level
You will receive an item of swag from the School of Design Innovation, and we will tag your work with a ‘top in year level’ badge.
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