© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Pre-service teachers' attitudes and future intentions to use digital technologies have been explored through both quantitative and qualitative studies. This study adopts an alternative approach through the use of student generated comics. Analysis of the pre-service teachers' comics highlighted that technology was presented in very positive or negative ways. In addition, half of the students' work presented technology as a `heroż coming to aid the teacher and alleviate student boredom. The paper discusses the reasons for these perspectives and what it reveals in relation to the students' attitudes towards technology.