The process of creating a published comic or graphic novel like those you buy at a bookstore typically begins with developing the story details and characters, then creating the visual presentation. This latter step is often a two part process: first creating a quick pencil sketch of word and pictures called a storyboard, and then using that storyboard to guide the creation of final, full color comic panels. However, for a comic that will educate or evaluate, you need to create your lesson plan first to avoid ending up with a fantastic story that does not support your instructional goals. The diagram below represents the four steps to create a branching comic for education:

Let’s see how that high-level process is supported by Comic-BEE.