Creating comics are a fantastic way for teachers and students to visually represent knowledge. Teachers and students might not have the drawing skills and patience to draw comics themselves. There are dozens of web-based tools for comic creation where no drawing is required. A current favorite is Pixton.
Pixton is a website where you can browse example comics and make your own--all without installing software. Only a web browser and Internet connection is needed. After creating a free account, users select a background and characters. The characters' bodies can be posed into almost any position. Their faces can be moved to reflect a variety of expressions and speech bubbles can be added. Each comic is made of scenes. When a new scene is added, it is a copy of the previous scene. Users then move characters and change the zoom and add more speech bubbles and objects.
When finished, the comic is published online. Each comic has its own web address and has embed code for putting on your own website, blog, or wiki. Check out the sample comics embedded below. Click a comic to enlarge.