Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You could be the next Gary Larson!

Back in the Dark Ages, when I was in junior high, we were required to take a drawing class. Okay, we were drawing on cave walls, and my art didn't survive the millenia. One of my biggest frustrations was that I CAN"T DRAW. I distinctly remember a cartooning assignment where the best I could produce was stick figures while some of my classmates were able to produce drawings that actually looked like something.

So, where was Pixton when I needed it? Pixton is a website that allows you to create completely customizable comics and they actually look like what they are supposed to be. For my art class, this would have been perfect!

Pixton would great in a cartooning class, but because it supports 10 languages, it would also be a terrific tool for language teachers, as well.

One word of caution: I would be very careful about just letting kids surf this site. There are several artists doing cartoons about suicide and death. I haven't looked, but there are likely some other topics being done that might not be classroom friendly, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to blog about Pixton!

We encourage our members to work together to ensure that Pixton is the safest place it can be for everyone ages 6 to 106. Language filters, privacy settings, and flagging mechanisms to help preserve a safe online environment.

We also have a version specifically for educators. Pixton for Schools is a private virtual classroom for teachers and students. For more information about Pixton for Schools, see our Overview page and we offer a 30-day Free Trial.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

Best wishes,

Clive Goodinson
Creator of Pixton - Interactive Web Comics