Next week we will be looking at comics and, eventually, creating your own based on part of the Adventures of Odysseus. To start with, have a look at an example of one of the most famous comics ever written and then answer the following questions.
1) Do you like it? It doesn't matter whether you do or not, but you must explain your answer.
2) Who do you think it was written for? Who is the audience?
3) Can you list at least three features of it, that are UNIQUE to comic strips in general (not just this one)? Bonus points for anything extra you can spot!
4) Draw an extra box to fit at the end of the story. Try and keep it in the same style as the rest of the comic, and think carefully about what would be happening in it. Does Dennis do something? The dog? The father? Is there any speech? Or a caption that's needed? Use a ruler to draw your box, and think as much about the presentation as what the box contains.
Be prepared to bring your work in on Friday, as it will form part of our English lesson. We will be sticking this work into your English books so make sure you are answering the questions above in full sentences (no 'he' 'it' etc), considering your handwriting and presentation at all times. Be proud of what you're creating.