Create a Comic Competition!

Create your very own comic strip – and get published in Storytime!

We are proud to announce a new Storytime contest! We want our readers to create their very own comic strip, about your favourite funny animal and their adventures.

To get you started we’ve put together a Create a Comic! Activity Pack – which is a complete comics-creation class! It’s filled with amazing
tips and shows you how to come up with a story, sketch characters and a setting, giving them feelings and even add speech bubbles. You can download it here.

This year we have a special guest judge helping us to pick the winner. Nick Abadzis is an award-winning comics artist and writer. His creations include the graphic novels Laika and Hugo Tate and the Pleebus Planet comics for kids.

When you have completed the activities in this pack, draw your masterpiece on the entry form at the back and send it to us. We can’t wait to see them all!

The winner will have their comic strip published in Storytime, a fantastic book bundle, a signed copy of the ‘Laika’ graphic novel  and a printed winners’ certificate. Good luck everybody!



The Rules

To enter, you can photocopy or cut out the form from your latest issue of Storytime, or download it from this link here. Then draw your comic strip on it and fill in your details.

Your comic and the characters featured in it must be original and must not have been published before.

Email your entry to or post it to: Create a Comic!, Storytime Magazine, 61 Bridge Street, Kington, Herefordshire HR5 3DJ

The competition is open to children aged 4 to 9, and you don’t have to be a Storytime reader to enter.

The closing date is 30th November 2022, and you can read full terms and conditions here.

Download Your Create A Comic! Pack

In this pack we show you how to write and draw your very own comic strip, starring an original animal hero! Get your Create a Comic! Activity Pack here.

There are 14 pages all full of fun tips and cool drawing activities, including:

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Comics!
  • Nick’s Top Tips!
  • The Parts of a Comic Strip
  • Coming Up With a Comic Idea
  • Creating Characters!
  • Give Them Feelings
  • Sketch the Settings
  • Drawing Sounds
  • Pick Your Animal!
  • Comic Strip Sketch Page

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