The St. James Branch Library found another way to connect with kids, offering a chance for them to create their own comic book.

On January 9, over a dozen kids came to the library with the hope of creating a comic unique to themselves.  The library was prepared with multiple kinds of paper, designs, speech bubbles, and a variety of other art supplies.

Shelby Haseman, who is currently a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, taught the kids how to create characters for their comic.  She showed some examples that she created.  She also talked about the basics of movement for characters and background the a story.

The kids then got the chance to come up with their own story and character ideas.  Stories and characters similar to those found in Fortnite seemed to be popular, while some kids developed characters completely from scratch.  

After two hours of fun and creativity, many of the kids had the start to their comic books. 

They will continue their books at the next “Club Comic” which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 from 2:00-4:00 PM.  New kids are welcome to come and start from scratch, as there will be more dates in future as well for them to continue to create.