PandemiComic

Calling all writers and artists! White Plains Public Library is collecting comic strips that illustrate a day in the life of social distancing. We're accepting submissions from adults, kids, and teens. Check out the prompts below for your age group.

KIDS/TEENS:

Here are some things to think about…

  1. How are you learning from home? Is it interactive/fun?
  2. Have you picked up any new hobbies like cooking, reading, playing a new game?
  3. How are your caretakers/siblings/relatives dealing with the pandemic? What are some pros and cons of spending so much time with family?
  4. Aside from the big stuff, what unexpected changes have you noticed in your everyday life?

ADULTS:

  1. How are you managing day to day living? (Working from home, homeschooling, prepping meals)
  2. Have you picked up any new hobbies like cooking, reading or sewing?
  3. How are your kids/partner/significant other dealing with the pandemic? What are some pros and cons of spending so much time with family?
  4. Aside from the big stuff, what unexpected changes have you noticed in your everyday life?

Some scenarios:

  1. You write this comic for a time capsule that will be discovered in a hundred years…what will help people understand what life was like in winter/spring 2020?
  2. You are a fly on the wall observing all that is going on in your daily life…what does it look, taste, sound, smell, feel like?

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please submit/upload one piece.
  2. Be creative and express yourself freely, however, please stay positive and appropriate!
  3. You can use your own template or the one we have provided.
  4. Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!

Helpful Links:
This website allows you to take a course in creating a comic. This course is broken down in segments such as defining comics, comic relationships and time and space. This course is free.

Other links:
https://kidlit.tv/2016/10/how-to-make-a-comic/
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus
https://goraina.com/
https://jerrycraft.com/

Comic Strip Upload

Comic Strip Upload

Age Group:*
We accept images in Jpeg, JPG and PNG formats. Size Under 25MB.

Disclaimer: By submitting my photo, I hereby voluntarily permit and authorize the White Plains Public Library to post in the Library newsletter and on its website my photo. Permission is also granted to the Library to copy, exhibit or publish the photo in print or online. I attest to my ownership of the photo being submitted and that no other person or entity can lay claim to it. Accordingly, I release the Library and its staff acting on its behalf from any and all liability related to further dissemination of my photo.
Maximum upload size: 25MB
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Comments

  1. Rainy Horvath

    Hi, this is so much fun. I had begun keeping a “graphic novel memoir’ of this historic and horrible time so I thought I’d submit what I’ve got to date. Thank you for keeping the Arts alive in this dark time.

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