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Strip Designer – A Great Comic Strip Creation App

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 9.38.55 AM Strip Designer is a great comic strip creation tool to add to your students’ iPads. Priced at $2.99 USD it is $2 less than Comic Life and is just as good. Strip Designer provides dozens of comic strip layouts from simple one frame comics to one page layouts in a variety of configurations to multiple page layouts there is probably a layout that works for all students. And if not, your students can create their own custom comic strip layouts in Strip Designer.

Strip Designer allows students to create comics from scratch by drawing pictures, taking pictures, or importing pictures. Students can import pictures from a variety of places including Facebook, Dropbox, and the camera roll on their iPads. Each frame in your students’ comic strips is created individually and is not tied to an overall theme. This means that one frame in their comic strips could be based on a photo and the next frame could be based on a drawing. The borders and shading effects for each frame can be individually adjusted too. To help students really tell stories through comics, Strip Designer offers a slew of text editing tools, digital stickers, and drawing tools.


Completed Strip Designer comic strips can be shared through a variety of channels including email, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter. Completed comic strips can also be saved as PDFs to store on your students’ iPads or sent to a Dropbox account.

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3 Responses to “Strip Designer – A Great Comic Strip Creation App”

  1. On February 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm Edward Buchanan responded with... #

    Strip Designer looks like quite a fun app! My kids love making their own comics, so I’m sure they’ll love this.


  2. On February 25, 2013 at 11:23 am Nate Krulish responded with... #

    Even cheaper then that is PicCollage. It’s a free initial download. It’s not originally designed for the development of comic strips, but you have access to templates and similar build style. The only thing missing are the “talking bubbles” which for 99 cents, you have access to. We converted to PicCollage from ComicLife at our school. K-5 students LOVE it!

  3. On February 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm Shane Pilkie responded with... #

    This is one of my favourite apps due to ease of use and vast range of possible uses in any classroom setting. I discovered this tutorial guide that covers everything people need to know about using the app. http://www.mexircus.com/Strip_Designer/manual.html