Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative:  Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist by Will Eisner (2008)
’ s  5 Ancient Purposes for Storytelling To teach behavior To discuss values To satisfy curiosity To problem solve To shar...
’ s  Definition of Story “ All stories have a  structure .  A story has a  beginning , an  end , and a thread of  events  ...
’ s  Theory of Where Stories Come From Thoughts ,  memories  and  fantasies  float around in your head, and become  storie...
’ s  Thoughts about Story Structure <ul><li>Stories are  shaped  by the marketplace:  </li></ul><ul><li>sitcoms </li></ul>...
’ s  Big Idea about Telling Stories with Images “… experience precedes analysis…” Graphic artists try to use images that a...
Says We Should Use Stereotypes To communicate quickly, graphic artists rely on stereotypes we can recognize right away, li...
And these  characteristics … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 13)
And these  archetypes … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 14)
And  symbols … used as  props … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 15)
and symbolic  costumes … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 16)
or to make  meaning … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 16)
Even the style of  lettering  can be stereotypical or symbolic. (Graphic Storytelling, p. 61)
These symbolic images and actions come before dialogue. draft 1 draft 2 draft 3 (Graphic  Storytelling,  pp. 59-60)
‘ s  Advice about Choosing a Storyline “ A wide range of stories can be told in the graphic medium but the  method of tell...
 
 
(Graphic Storytelling, p. 76)
 
Summarizes Criticism of Graphic Stories Some people say that stories told through images <ul><li>inhibit imagination </li>...
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  1. 1. Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist by Will Eisner (2008)
  2. 2. ’ s 5 Ancient Purposes for Storytelling To teach behavior To discuss values To satisfy curiosity To problem solve To share dreams and fantasies (Graphic Storytelling, p. 2)
  3. 3. ’ s Definition of Story “ All stories have a structure . A story has a beginning , an end , and a thread of events laid upon a framework that holds the two together. Whether the medium is text, film, or comics, the skeleton is the same.” (Graphic Storytelling, p. 3)
  4. 4. ’ s Theory of Where Stories Come From Thoughts , memories and fantasies float around in your head, and become stories when they are “told and arranged in a purposeful order” --given a structure . (Graphic Storytelling, p. 4)
  5. 5. ’ s Thoughts about Story Structure <ul><li>Stories are shaped by the marketplace: </li></ul><ul><li>sitcoms </li></ul><ul><li>romance novels </li></ul><ul><li>action films </li></ul><ul><li>Readers have expectations of genres of text. </li></ul>(Graphic Storytelling, p. 8)
  6. 6. ’ s Big Idea about Telling Stories with Images “… experience precedes analysis…” Graphic artists try to use images that are immediately recognizable and therefore quickly interpreted . (Graphic Storytelling, p. 9)
  7. 7. Says We Should Use Stereotypes To communicate quickly, graphic artists rely on stereotypes we can recognize right away, like these roles or occupations . (Graphic Storytelling, p. 12)
  8. 8. And these characteristics … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 13)
  9. 9. And these archetypes … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 14)
  10. 10. And symbols … used as props … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 15)
  11. 11. and symbolic costumes … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 16)
  12. 12. or to make meaning … (Graphic Storytelling, p. 16)
  13. 13. Even the style of lettering can be stereotypical or symbolic. (Graphic Storytelling, p. 61)
  14. 14. These symbolic images and actions come before dialogue. draft 1 draft 2 draft 3 (Graphic Storytelling, pp. 59-60)
  15. 15. ‘ s Advice about Choosing a Storyline “ A wide range of stories can be told in the graphic medium but the method of telling a story must be specific to its message .” What stories need to be or ought to be told in images? (Graphic Storytelling, p. 17, 22)
  16. 18. (Graphic Storytelling, p. 76)
  17. 20. Summarizes Criticism of Graphic Stories Some people say that stories told through images <ul><li>inhibit imagination </li></ul><ul><li>can’t communicate complex thought </li></ul><ul><li>are absolute and specific, can’t be generalized </li></ul>

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