Comics are great, aren't they?

Discover all the parts of a comic book and create your own story!


What's a speech bubble? And a panel frame?

Learn this and much more with this lesson and improve your writing skills!

Learn FREE with videos and interactive exercises

Speech bubble

Speech bubbles, or speech balloons, represent the speech or thoughts of a character.

Look at the picture: you can draw them in many different ways,

but every speech bubble has:

  • the text
  • the tail.


You can change the lettering of what you write inside the speech bubble according to each situation.

Look at the picture.

You can choose the first type of lettering if the character is talking normally.

You can choose the second type of lettering if the character is screaming.

You can choose the thrid type of lettering to emphasise what the character is feeling.


A panel, or a frame, is a rectangle or square where the action of the comic is drawn.

There are three main types of panel lines: look at the picture!

Create your comic strip

Create your own comic strip and bring your fantasy to life!


If you don't have any idea, try using the following elements to create your story:

  • a cat
  • a box
  • a wand.

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist.

He is one of the leaders of a colourful art movement: pop art.

 Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein take imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane mass-produced objects and use it for their art.


Credits Eric Koch, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.