Your Life in Comics 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw by Bill Zimmerman


Your Life in Comics 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw by Bill Zimmerman

What's more fun for tween guys than reading comics? Making their own. Your Life in Comics lets boys ages 9-13 do just that. Rather than provide the story, this interactive book for boys allows them to decide what happens by using words and drawings of their creation. Some of the activities include completed comics where boys can dictate what happens through dialogue. Others encourage them to draw comic strips. Freestyle activities let guys personalize the book in fun ways. Based on Free Spirit favourite 100 Things Guys Need to Know , this do-it-yourself comic book will get boys thinking about important topics in their lives, including family, friends, school, health, and the future.


Loaded with interesting writing prompts presented in the realm of comics, it is a nice twist to traditional writing assignments. As Zimmerman notes, using comics in the classroom has the potential to engage even reluctant writers. Since the themes are social in nature, these comics could be used (plenty could be used for girls as well as boys) to spark discussions around issues of friendship, family, goals for life, and much more. --The Graphic Classroom

About the Author

A former journalist and prize-winning newspaper editor, Bill Zimmerman has spent his career focused on empowering young people and helping families bond. As a senior editor for Newsday, he created a regular interactive feature to teach young people about current events that was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Bill is the creator of, an interactive Web site where users can create comic strips. Bill lives in New York City.

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128 pages
Interest Age: 9 - 13


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Publication date

11th November 2010



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