Write and Draw Your Own Comics


Kapow! Boom! An awesome activity book for budding comic artists to imagine and draw their own comic strips. Simple step-by-step instructions, with lots of handy tips and hints, show children how to create graphic stories using all the devices employed in ‘real’ comics. Includes ideas for characters and storylines, sample comic strips and drawing tips. With stickers to add to comic strips for extra colour and detail.


About the Author

Louie Stowell has written dozens of non-fiction and story titles for Usborne, on everything from space science and coding to the human body and, now, politics. She is now Editorial Director at Ladybird, Penguin Random House and is currently working on four children’s fantasy novels.


A fabulous book to work at, especially over the next months when indoor activities are needed more. ― County Down Spectator

A fantastic manual on all aspects of comics-making. ― Neill Cameron

A superb way to encourage imaginative creative writing. Broken down with simple step-by-step instructions, the topic is never daunting but makes children believe that they really can write comics. A practical spiral binding makes the book easy to use and children can produce an end result of which they can be really proud. Excellent. ― Parents in Touch

Budding Botticelli or stick figure doodler? Never again be stumped by a blank page. ― Metro London

Creative types will love Write And Draw Your Own Comics with tips and ideas for pictures and stories. ― The Sunday Express

Lots of advice on storylines… and stickers to help the blank pages become something to show off with pride. ― Newbury Weekly News

This is another really superb educational book from Usborne which not only gives children a fascinating insight into the world of comics, but also encourages them to get creative themselves…just brilliant! ― First4Dads

This wonderfully designed and incredibly easy-to-follow book helps budding cartoonists to imagine and put together their own comic strips. ― Lancashire Evening Post

We absolutely loved the spiral-bound “lay-flat” presentation of “Write and Draw your Own Comics”… Having sets of stickers to use was fun too, and it’s so full of brilliant advice (even stuffed into the margins) and great artwork and presentation, that we couldn’t fault it at all… This would be the perfect book if your children are slightly younger, and haven’t had a go at creating comics yet. There are so many nifty little tips and shortcuts in it that will get them off to a cracking start. ― Read It Daddy

Additional information


Louie Stowell

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Ideal age

6 Years and up