For our final project of the 8th grade, we had to make a comic book about diseases and cells.
Questioning and predicting
I chose to write my comic on the SARS virus, a coronavirus that went on from 2003 to 2004. This virus os very similar to COVID-19 considering that they are both variations of a coronavirus. SARS infected less than COVID-19 but it was more deadly if you got it. After doing some research, i found that it infected 8,096 and killed 774. I got the idea to do the SARS virus after watching an episode of “South Park” where everyone got infected with SARS.
In the comic book I displayed a few diagrams. I tried to make them look realistic but I am not an artist so they did not turn out that way. I drew the comic in Noteability and put it together in “Comic Life”. Comic Life is a really simple app to use so if you want to make a comic I would definitely recommend it. Even though my drawings look like they were scribbled on a notepad by a toddler, I feel I did an okay job representing how SARS attacks cells. Charlie Brown also made an appearance in my comic as his face was on most of the viruses but other than that I think I was pretty scientifically accurate with my story
Once again, I tried my best to be as scientifically accurate throughout my comic and have the interactions of the characters as scientific as I could. Other than the Charlie Brown viruses I think I did well with that. I could have put a bit more detail into my comic and probably would have been able to if I had started earlier but that is a lesson learnt on my side. Now that I’ve talked a bit about my average comic, I might as well show it to you!