"A library book, I imagine, is a happy book." Cornelia Funke

"Everything puts me in mind of a story." Ben Franklin

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thing 36: Comic Relief

From http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/graphics/READ_Mini_Posters.cfm



From http://www.imagegenerator.net/browse/bad_comment/date/1462/ Pink is my favorite color.

From http://www.addletters.com/disneyland-sign-generator.htm

Me, courtesy of http://obamiconme.pastemagazine.com/

Fairy Name Generator

Your fairy is called Oak Rainbowglitter

She is a fortune bringer.

She lives in forests of oak and lime trees.

She is only seen in the light of a shooting star.

She decorates herself with leaves and berries. She has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.

Get your free fairy name here!

My Hobbit name: Iris Boggy-Hillocks, from http://www.chriswetherell.com/hobbit/

My Elvish name: Alateriel Amandil, from http://www.chriswetherell.com/elf/

Comic Strip Generators

My two favorite were:Make Beliefs Comix and Historic Tale Construction Kit . I made scenes (comic and tale) on both, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to display them here, and crashed my computer trying. In Make Beliefs, I did a book blurb for Sharon Lovejoy's Sunflower Houses: Gardening Discoveries for Children of All Ages. I got to use animal characters such as a dapper alligator (crocodile?), a rat, a kitty girl and a cute little bee woman with gardening tools. I also learned that I'm no cartoonist. I really liked Historic Tales probably because it was more like doing a book illustration than a cartoon. The scene has a textile appearance and your text looks embroidered on. Even though there is only one female character, and a lot of the pictures are war related, a managed to make a little scene that pleased me. I titled it "Helping the Princess," and said princess is speaking to a small lion who is offering to help her with an impossible task, in fairy tale fashion.

Shelf Check aside, I didn't like most of the cartoons I saw on Toon Doo. They seemed pretty lowbrow and frequently scatological. I also didn't like the art options. The only cute thing was the searching ferret. Therefore, I won't be setting up an account there for this Thing.

See my other (brief) thoughts on generators Here .

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