Dear Reader,

Discrimination, whether racial or sexual or other, is a difficult subject to deal with and we at MakeBeliefsComix believe that encouraging students to create comic strip stories about discrimination is a useful and practical way to shed light on this issue. Young people need to have a constructive way to express their experiences in being scorned or humiliated by others, or in doing injustices themselves to others.

Below you will find many comic starters with provocative story-telling prompts to help you approach this subject and, hopefully, understand yourself better.

If you’re not sure what to put in your comic strip story, use some of the templates on this page to start making your own comics!

  1. Click on a panel below which poses a question prompt that appeals to you.
  2. Your chosen prompt will then appear as the first panel on the Create Comix! page.
  3. Then, name your comic and fill in the author's name.
  4. Next, in the second blank panel add a character of your choice to represent you or someone else and a talk or thought balloon for the character to speak for you. Give them a voice by typing words into the balloon.
  5. You now have the beginning of a comic strip which you can keep building if you wish. When you are done, you can print or email your comic and story to a friend or save it on the site for later use. It is up to you whether or not you want to share your comic strip with others. Do only what you are comfortable with.
  6. And, if you like, you can also use the comic modules on this page as conversation starters for two-member teams of classmates or friends, with each person questioning the other for their responses. It’s a helpful way for people to learn about each other.

You can contact us at with your own writing prompt ideas. If we like your prompt and you give us permission, we’ll add it to the page and credit you.

Bill Zimmerman, Creator of MakeBeliefsComix

COMIC STARTERS - Click on any panel below to build your comix!