AS PART OF OUR GOAL TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE EXPRESS THEIR IDEAS AND TAKE PART IN THE NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN WE HAVE ADDED FOUR NEW POLITICAL FIGURES TO OUR CAST OF CHARACTERS. THESE INCLUDE:
- U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP (Incumbent)
- U.S. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE (Incumbent)
- FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WHO IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
- U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS FROM CALIFORNIA WHO IS RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENT
All of the characters above have been added to the character library in the application feature tray.
Our web site takes no political position on the campaign; rather, our goal in offering the two key political characters is to provide a way for you and your students to debate the key issues of the day as you fill in your comics’ talk and thought balloons with text expressing your ideas. As with most political cartoons, the comic strips you create can be humorous, sarcastic, snarky or serious and tell a story. Use the Candidate Characters to debate the key political issues of the day. But first, to get in the mood, think of the two candidates getting together in your school cafeteria to exchanging ideas and comments over a cup of hot chocolate.
It is your job to put words in their mouths: What would the the Presidential candidates say to each other? What thoughts might be going on in their minds? What are they thinking to gain advantage one over the other? What do they really think of one another?
TO HELP YOU, HERE ARE A FEW DEBATE TOPICS FOR USE IN YOUR CAMPAIGN 2020 COMIC STRIPS:
- The future of healthcare
- How do deal more effectively with the Coronavirus pandemic
- How to revive the economy and put people back to work
- Improving the educational system
- Three top priorities for the next four years
- Improving the Supreme Court?
- Improving racial relationships, stopping violence, ending fear-mongering and the use of deadly force by the police against African Americans
- Law and order
- Uniting the country and stopping polarization
- Set your own debate topics
We would like to publish some of the comic strips you create over the next several weeks as the candidates debate the key issues. Send your comics to billz@makebeliefscomix and include your first name to identify you. We also welcome your suggestions for other characters whom our artist Tom Bloom can create for your use. Have fun! What do you think of this?