Comics. LESSON 20. In this lesson you will. take part in a quiz about comics. learn about the history of comics. draw some comics characters. take a look at the Simpson family on TV. you will also. enrich your knowledge of adjectives. practice the comparative form.
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How many of them can you name?
What do Snoopy and Charlie Brown, Superman and Asterix all have in common?
·It is a story told in a series of drawings.
·The drawings are side by side in a box.
·Very often, the characters’ words appear in a speech bubble.
By the 1890’s, competition from daily newspapers in the United States was affecting the sales of weekly magazines. So, the magazines came up with the idea of the comic strip.
Then, the daily newspapers copied the idea. They began publishing comic strips, too. “Mutt and Jeff” first appeared in 1907.
Comic books began in 1933 and by 1938 “Superman” made his first appearance. “Superman” was a great success. “Batman” followed a year later with his sidekick, Robin.
Many other super-heroes followed. Have you heard of “The Human Torch”, “Captain Marvel” and “Wonder Woman” ? In the 1960’s, Spider-Man appeared.
Comics carry you away from your everyday lives. They put you in a world of fun, fantasy and adventure. You can travel back in time, or forwards into the future. With comics, anything is possible.
Let’s take a look at the difference between a regular man and a super - hero.
The super-hero is larger, with broader shoulders. His muscles are a lot bigger. He’s more impressive than any average guy. There’s nothing weak about him.
Now it’s your turn to draw this “nice” fellow. This is The Kingpin.
Then, draw in the shape of the head in the middle of the first segment.
Next, sketch the round body in the next two segments.
His head is fixed firmly into his shoulders. You can’t see his neck.
Finally, draw his wide, short legs in the last two segments..
You now have the shape of The Kingpin. Draw in his angry face. Then, draw in his clothes. He’s wearing a shirt, jacket and pants. He’s a real tough guy.
Comic strips first appeared over 100 years ago. They became a great success and are still popular today.
The Simpson family first appeared on TV in 1989. “The Simpsons” is a humorous look at life in middle class America. Homer Simpson with his bald head and fat stomach. Marge Simpson and her tall hairdo.
They are there to make you smile.
There’s Homer and Marge Simpson. But do you know the names of their three children?
What is the name of the town they live in?
Do you know who created the Simpson family?
Let’s go into a website about the Simpsons and find out.
Comics are fun and entertaining: Charlie Brown, Superman, Asterix, or Superman. They are a good way to get you to read.
Look for comic strips in a newspaper or a magazine. Look for comics in a local bookshop or in the library.
Enjoy the world of comics.
took part in a quiz about comics.
learnt about the history of comics.
drew some comics characters.
took a look at the Simpson family.
enriched your knowledge of adjectives.
practiced the comparative form.
used words connected with sequencing.