Fairy Wordtoon

I’ve noticed there are always two kinds of people who like Wordtoons…

First there are people who like to just see how it works – the puzzle is solved for them.
The other type of people are the fans who jump in and want to draw it for them selves.

I am always experimenting with how I design wordtoons and make the videos and here you can see that in the fairy wordtoon that anyone can draw them, even random strangers at a local Sunday market who have never heard of Wordtoons.

The plan was to dress as a fairy looking ridiculous so people would be less self concious about their drawing and just go with the idea. Then in the same video I take you through step by step. In the next post I have created two different versions of the giraffe Wordtoon, a quick show and a fully explained tutorial.



The Giraffe Wordtoon

I have started making a list of words that people suggest I turn into a Wordtoon. After a comment on youtube to try giraffe grabbed my curiosity I started working on during some bus trips and was thrilled to find it worked out. This is a quick video to show the result. The video zips along pretty fast so if you would like to follow along and draw your own giraffe Wordtoon then grab pen and paper and watch the full tutorial posted here or go directly on youtube. Cheers Wayne


Merry Christmas

You would think that Christmas was an easy one to make into a Wordtoon, and it almost looks like it was an easy one. It was tricky which is why I am so late posting it.

Thanks for the Kangaroo Card Mum!

Have a very merry Christmas



How to make the word surf into a cartoon

Surfs up dude!  This was a fun Wordtoon project. Another bus trip of  scribbles developed the idea for the surf Wordtoon some time back although recently I came across a fiverr.com gig  ( check the site and you will understand the concept) where you can have the young surfer dude from Costa Rica in the video say any 7 words you request as he comes in on the board. In my case I had him say ” Write the word and draw the Wordtoon”. How cool is that!  The drawing part is me down at a local beach in Auckland.

I like to use Royalty free music from audiojungle.com and found the track in the video and as I have to listen to you over and over while editing I can’t get it out of my head now. It’s so catchy that now my 17yr old son says he can’t get it out of his head and will take all day listening to a lot of Dubstep to clear it out!

Cheers *Wayne

The word ‘sing’ can’t be made into a Wordtoon?


I gave up on the idea of making a Wordtoon out of the word sing because it just didn’t seem like it would work.

I remember saying to my oldest son Calvin, ” Yep this is one that just won’t work”…Famous last words!

Although a week later I tried again while on the bus and it actually started to shape up so I kept at it during the next few days on the bus  to and from Uni. What you see is about 2 hours worth of thinking and scribbling to get to the end result.

Although I have an actual court order to never sing….because I truly am THAT bad,  I’m please to say that I can now do the ‘sing’  Wordtoon.

I see the bus ride as a valuable and enjoyable time as I have started to build up a collection of great new Wordtoons to fill a another book. I don’t expect to finish the new book to be ready until 2011 some time and so will keep most of the new ones a secret until then. But some times I just can’t wait to share a new one like this.

This is one of my new favorite Wordtoons and will be available  as a step by steps worksheet in the second book of full word Wordtoons and in powerpoint slides for  teachers to use in the classroom, although anyone should be able to remember how to do it after watching the last part of the video a few times.