Author and illustrator Jamie Smart introduces our 'Make a graphic novel' challenge and gives his tips on how to do it

About Jamie's book, 'Bunny vs Monkey: Multiverse mix-up!'

Jump into Jamie Smart’s latest creation in the Bunny vs Monkey series. 'Bunny vs Monkey: Multiverse Mix-up!sees the whole gang travel through portals into alternate universes where they come across different versions of themselves. With the help of some great ‘How to Draw’ pages at the end, you can even learn to draw your own cowboy, hellcage or office monkey! 

Make your a graphic novel of your own

Make up your own characters and story for your own graphic novel.  

You could choose your own format: 

  • A book that folds out into a poster 
  • A book that concertinas out into a long strip 
  • A “zine” - a small, comic- style book 
Top Tip 1: Draw your pictures in pencil first and then add colour afterwards. 
Top Tip 2: Use speech bubbles for what your characters are saying 
Top Tip 3: Make your drawings simple and bold so your story is clear. 

Download some template pages for making your own graphic novels here

Buy Jamie's book here and Coram Beanstalk receive a 10% donation