I put together this quick sample using a few pictures I had on my iPad from a PD day in our district. Ideally the pictures would be of actors or maybe toys or other objects set up according to a script.
Here's the process:
1) Take pictures of the actors or objects for the comic. You could draw these on paper and take pictures or make them in a graphics program too.
2) Upload the pictures to Google Drive using the app (if using a mobile device) or with the computer (if you created them in a graphics program on a computer).
3) Using a computer, create a new Drawing in Google Drive. Share it with anyone who will be working on the same project.
4) Set the background color.
5) Add each picture and edit/arrange them. I found this order worked best overall. You'd repeat this for each frame of your comic on the page:
- Import the picture.
- Crop it with the crop tool.
- Resize it as necessary.
- Set the line width and color if you want borders.
- Move it to the correct place.
- Add the Callouts from the Object dropdown. You'll see speech bubbles in a few shapes and a thought bubble.
- "Draw" the speech or thought bubble on your picture.
- Drag the "tail" of it to the person talking or thinking.
- Type the text in the speech or thought bubble(s).
- Resize and move the bubble and text as necessary.
6) Add any other text boxes or text to the Drawing.
7) Download as a jpg image and share with others if necessary.
8) Copy or import the image file into a shared Google Document. There it can be a page of a book made up of a series of such pages/images. You could put it in a Google Presentation too if it's more likely to be displayed that way.