After it was first released into the market iPad was initially perceived as a tool for media consumption and I think that was the case for sometime but before we even know it, developers flooded the app store with all kinds of apps, putting the tools at the hands of laymen to be creatively productive.
Being creative means setting free your imaginative powers to experiment with new worlds and experiences. The art of comic creation is one of the best representation of creativity at work. As teachers and educators, we can use the power and versatility of iPad to cultivate a creative culture within our classes and among our students through helping them tinker with and design comics. Here is a list of some great iPad apps you can use for this purpose:
1- Strip Designer
Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family.
2- Comic book
Realistic comic styling with a wide selection of: image filters, comic fonts, customizable captions, a library of classic comic graphics and dozens of multi-panel page layouts.
The App is an easy to use self publishing tool and can be used to create storyboards, fun stuff, even business presentation or art! If you have an idea you can instantly create visually interesting content on the go. Get started quickly by choosing from our many templates and inbuilt art assets. Go viral with your ideas by sharing on Facebook, Twitter or email. You can also print them using AirPrint!4- Comic Life
Comic Life, the award winning photo comic creation software, has been redesigned for iOS. It’s the funnest, easiest and fastest way ever to create photo comics on a mobile device. Your comics come to life with our integrated reader on brilliant iOS displays. Easily go from taking photos to creating full comics all on one device with full page templates and panel layouts. Bring in photos from Photobooth or your library, and use our powerful editing and design tools to get exactly the look you want.5- Moodboard Lite
Moodboard Lite is the free version of the bestselling app for creating mood and inspiration boards on your iPad. Each board is a blank canvas for organizing the things that inspire you. Add photos, text, color swatches, and special elements to your boards, then share them with friends and colleagues, anywhere, anytime.
6- My Sketch
My Sketch is The Best sketch maker with more than 10 million amazing users! Some of the features it has include:
- Turn your photos to Beautiful Realistic Sketch
- Create unlimited sketches
- High Resolution
- Photos can be taken directly from Camera or Photo Album
- Choose 20 different type of Sketches
- Adjustment of Brightness and Contrast to achieve the best Sketch Results
- Sharing via Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr,Flickr and E-mail
7- Art Studio
ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun!