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.
• follow instructions.
• use words connected with sequencing.
Meet the gang.
How many of them can you name?
Here are pictures of Superman,
Batman and Spiderman.
What is Superman’s name
in everyday life ?
Who helped Batman ?
How does Spiderman catch his
enemies ?
This is Asterix the Gaul.
He lived in about 50 BCE.
Where was Gaul?
Who was Obelix?
Who was he fighting against?
This is Tintin. He appears
in comic books.
Who is he ?
What is the name of
Tintin’s dog ?
What is the name of
Tintin’s sailor friend ?
What do Snoopy and Charlie
Brown, Superman and Asterix
all have in common?
They don’t seem to be alike.
Answer:
They all appear in COMIC STRIPS.
What is a comic strip?
· 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.
How long have comic strips been around?
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.
“The Yellow Kid” was the first
character to appear in a 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.
What about the bad guy?
He’s heavy and strong.
His feet are firmly on the ground.
His hands are powerful.
His face is evil.
He can put fear into
anyone.
Now it’s your turn to draw this
“nice” fellow. This is The Kingpin.
First, divide your page into five
horizontal segments.
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.
After that, draw his shoulders
and arms.
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.
But some comics have been
animated.
You can see them on TV.
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.
Answer:
Their children are Bart, Lisa
and Baby Maggie.
They live in Springfield.
Matt Groening created them.
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.
In this lesson you
took part in a quiz about comics.
learnt about the history of comics.
drew some comics characters.
took a look at the Simpson family.
You also
enriched your knowledge of
adjectives.
practiced the comparative form.
followed instructions.
used words connected with
sequencing.
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