So the six panel comic:
each of us designs a separate panel or page of the comic
Separate character designs:
Design a character without input from anyone else. then bring them all together into a comic.
The way we could do this would be to plan out the characters and put them into a hat each of us pick one and create a character sheet and a bio for each.
The exersize we did for one of the presentation lectures i forget her name but when we made stories and mixed them up was a good idea worth exploring