This week’s entry is related to Web 2.0 tools, specifically services and applications that allow us to generate comic strips, comics or animations and that we can use for free on our Internet sites (blogs, wikis, etc.) or send via email.
The usefulness that we can give to this type of tools is varied, it can be from an educational use, as explained in this Eduteka article that includes numerous educational experiences and related links, to a more fun and personal use.
Tools to Generate Comics and Animations
Below I provide 10 links to 2.0 tools to generate animations and comics online, along with a brief explanation of the same and use tutorials:
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Complete and versatile comic strip generator that allows us to customize the backgrounds and characters, add expressions and postures to them, zoom in or zoom out the elements that make up each scene. The result can be sent by email or inserted on a website. Requires registration to use it. In this link I provide a video tutorial and in this other examples of comics made with Pixton.
This web tool allows us to create cartoon-style animations in which we can choose the settings and characters, use our own images or add sounds and text speech bubbles. In this link I provide you a video tutorial and in this other an animation example created with Go! Animate.
Simple comic generator that allows us to write the date, the name of the author and the activity, choose and modify the size of the scenarios that will appear in each vignette, make free drawings on them, add characters and objects by dragging and insert various types of balloons to write the texts. In this link I provide you with a video tutorial on how to use the tool.
Play Comic (Spanish and English version)
This is a fun, agile and versatile web tool for developing comics. Its help system is very complete and offers a large number of ready-made materials, more than 40 different stories, and a host of possible activities. In this link I provide you with a quick and detailed guide to using the tool.
Make Beliefs Comix
Web tool for creating comics that does not require registration or registration to use it. In this link you can see an example of a cartoon created with this tool and in this other a help tutorial.
This simple tool allows us to create comics in which we can use the characters, settings and objects that the application offers us or create them ourselves. It is possible to modify the face and body expression of the selected character, so that it adapts to the text of each bullet. In this link I provide a video tutorial on how to make a comic in Toondoo.
Complete and easy to use comic generator. It allows you to customize the characters and their expressions, add effects and create your own characters. The result can be sent via email or published on a website. Requires registration to use it. I provide you with this video tutorial on the use of the tool.
Web service that includes a simple to use comic strip generator. It has a free blogging service that we can use to publish the comic strips. In this link you can see some examples of comic strips made with this tool and in this other one a help video tutorial.
Simple and intuitive web tool that allows us to generate comics and save the result on a server or on our computer in PNG format (requires registration to be able to save it). In this link I provide you with a help tutorial.
This tool allows us to create a personalized avatar that speaks and we can use it on our blog or send it by email. In this link you will find information on how to use the tool for educational purposes, as well as a brief description of its use; and in this other one a video tutorial to create an animated avatar with voice.