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Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels
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Take A Look: The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels

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Presented at several Ohio Library Council Chapter Conferences, 2008.

Presented at several Ohio Library Council Chapter Conferences, 2008.

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    • 1. Take A Look The Importance of Visual Content in Nonfiction and Graphic Novels Rollie Welch Collection Manager, Cleveland Public Library Don Boozer KnowItNow Coordinator
    • 2. What are we talking about…
      • NONFICTION presented through primarily VISUAL means in PRINT for BOTH Teens AND Adults
      • HOW has the Internet changed the way we look at BOOKS?
      • QUALITY and FLASH! are NOT mutually exclusive!
      • In some ways, this is nothing new…
    • 3. A Very Brief History of VISUAL NONFICTION Visual Nonfiction started over 30,000 years ago. Skeptical?
    • 4. A Very Brief History of VISUAL NONFICTION Moving onto 1275 BC, it was eventually picked up by the Egyptians…
    • 5. A Very Brief History of VISUAL NONFICTION Next, we come to Trajan’s Column in AD 113…
    • 6. A Very Brief History of VISUAL NONFICTION Finally, we come to 1066 AD and the most famous piece of medieval VISUAL NONFICTION…
    • 7. We Learn to Read With the Help of Illustrations
    • 8. At Times, There’s a Conception that Illustrations are Bad
    • 9. The Difference Between…
      • OLD
      • Nonfiction
      • and
      • NEW
      • Nonfiction
    • 10. Different Types of Illustrations
      • Pen & Ink Line Drawings
      • Glossy Photographs
      • Actual Models
      • What is the best type of illustration?
      • Is one type most effective over another?
    • 11.
      • PRINT
      • Is Trying To Keep Up With
      • THE INTERNET …
      • But…
      • Can It?
      • Should It?
    • 12. What can PRINT do that the INTERNET can’t?
      • NO Advertisements
      • NO Scrolling
      • NO Technology Required
      • Does VISUAL NONFICTION do the same duty as “regular” nonfiction?
    • 13. SCIENCE
    • 14. HISTORY
    • 15. CAR REPAIR
    • 16. MEDICINE
    • 17. LITERATURE
    • 18. COOKING
    • 19. ARTS & CRAFTS
    • 20. JOURNALISM "In a world where Photoshop has outed the photograph to be a liar, one can now allow artists to return to their original function — as reporters.“ ~ Art Spiegelman
    • 21.
      • Just Maybe a Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words…
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