Comic
What
are
comics?
Michael	
  Turner	
  
Carl	
  Barks,	
  
Uncle	
  Scrooge
Charles	
  Schulz,	
  Peanuts
Comics
are a
form
Meister	
  
Bertram	
  von	
  
Minden,
The	
  
Grabower	
  
Altar,	
  
1375-­‐1383
Comics
are a form
used to tell
many kinds
of stories
Alan	
  Moore	
  &	
  Dave	
  Gibbons,	
  
The	
  Watchmen
Neil	
  Gaiman	
  (et	
  al),	
  Sandman

Brian	
  K.	
  Vaughan	
  (et	
  al),	
  Y:	
  the	
  Last	
  Man
Craig	
  Thompson,	
  Blankets
Posy	
  Simmonds,	
  
Tamara	
  Drewe
Chester	
  Brown,
Louis	
  Riel
Art	
  Spiegelman,
Maus
Alison	
  Bechdel,	
  
Fun	
  Home
Marjane	
  Satrapi,	
  
Persepolis
Joe	
  Sacco,	
  
Footnotes	
  in	
  Gaza
Apostolos	
  Doxiadis,	
  Christos	
  Papadimitriou,	
  
Alecos	
  Papadatos	
  &	
  Annie	
  Di	
  Donna,	
  
Logicomix:	...
Carol	
  Lay,
The	
  Big	
  Skinny
Making a

comic
Main
Elements
of a

Comic
The panel
This is the basic unit of a comic book
page, consisting of a single
illustration. It's most often contained
with...
Balloons

It is the
element
what
contains
the text.
Speech

Thought

Splash
Speech balloon

Balloon

Panel

Frank	
  Miller,	
  Sin	
  City

Daniel	
  Clowes,	
  Ghost	
  World
Splash
Balloon
Thought balloon

Quino,	
  Mafalda
The Text-Related Parts of a Comic
Book Page:
1.Title.	
  the	
  name	
  of	
  the	
  comic	
  on	
  the	
  front	
  cover....
3.Le/ering.	
  This	
  refers	
  to	
  most	
  of	
  the	
  text	
  in	
  a	
  comic	
  book.	
  

4.Cap5ons.	
  LeBering	...
5.Sound	
  Effects.	
  Any	
  wriGng	
  meant	
  to	
  convey	
  a	
  noise	
  or	
  sound	
  is	
  called	
  a	
  sound	
 ...
Some Original Comic
because of its Structure

Frank	
  Miller,	
  Sin	
  city,	
  1991
Jeffrey	
  Brown,	
  Gato	
  
saliendo	
  de	
  una	
  bolsa,	
  
2008
Jiro	
  Taniguchi,	
  The	
  Lonely	
  
Gourmet,	
  2010
Some Original Comic
because of its Plot
We´ll	
  see	
  some	
  example	
  of	
  comics	
  in	
  which	
  the	
  author	
 ...
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Plot
The events that
make up a story
Characters
Script
The document
describing the
narrative and
dialogue of a comic
in detail.
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  1. 1. Comic
  2. 2. What are comics?
  3. 3. Michael  Turner  
  4. 4. Carl  Barks,   Uncle  Scrooge
  5. 5. Charles  Schulz,  Peanuts
  6. 6. Comics are a form
  7. 7. Meister   Bertram  von   Minden, The   Grabower   Altar,   1375-­‐1383
  8. 8. Comics are a form used to tell many kinds of stories
  9. 9. Alan  Moore  &  Dave  Gibbons,   The  Watchmen
  10. 10. Neil  Gaiman  (et  al),  Sandman Brian  K.  Vaughan  (et  al),  Y:  the  Last  Man
  11. 11. Craig  Thompson,  Blankets
  12. 12. Posy  Simmonds,   Tamara  Drewe
  13. 13. Chester  Brown, Louis  Riel
  14. 14. Art  Spiegelman, Maus
  15. 15. Alison  Bechdel,   Fun  Home
  16. 16. Marjane  Satrapi,   Persepolis
  17. 17. Joe  Sacco,   Footnotes  in  Gaza
  18. 18. Apostolos  Doxiadis,  Christos  Papadimitriou,   Alecos  Papadatos  &  Annie  Di  Donna,   Logicomix:  an  Epic  Search  for  Truth
  19. 19. Carol  Lay, The  Big  Skinny
  20. 20. Making a comic
  21. 21. Main Elements of a Comic
  22. 22. The panel This is the basic unit of a comic book page, consisting of a single illustration. It's most often contained within a square or rectangular frame, although circular and irregularlyshaped panels are also possible.
  23. 23. Balloons It is the element what contains the text.
  24. 24. Speech Thought Splash
  25. 25. Speech balloon Balloon Panel Frank  Miller,  Sin  City Daniel  Clowes,  Ghost  World
  26. 26. Splash Balloon Thought balloon Quino,  Mafalda
  27. 27. The Text-Related Parts of a Comic Book Page: 1.Title.  the  name  of  the  comic  on  the  front  cover.  Given  the  nature  of  comics,   the  3tle  is  nearly  always  large,  colorful,  and  especially  ornate.   Jim  Davies,  Gardfield 2.Credits.  the  credits  promote  the  "stars"  of  the  comic:  scriptwriter    &  comic   ar3st. Bill  Wa;erson,  Calvin  &  Hobbes
  28. 28. 3.Le/ering.  This  refers  to  most  of  the  text  in  a  comic  book.   4.Cap5ons.  LeBering  not  in  a  speech  or  thought  balloon  is  usually  in  a  cap3on,   in  a  separate  frame. CAPTION Sonia  Pulido
  29. 29. 5.Sound  Effects.  Any  wriGng  meant  to  convey  a  noise  or  sound  is  called  a  sound   effect.  Sound  effects  are  shaped  to  suggest  the  kind  of  sound  –  loud  or  soQ,  harsh  or   mellow. h;p://www.artsle;ers.com
  30. 30. Some Original Comic because of its Structure Frank  Miller,  Sin  city,  1991
  31. 31. Jeffrey  Brown,  Gato   saliendo  de  una  bolsa,   2008
  32. 32. Jiro  Taniguchi,  The  Lonely   Gourmet,  2010
  33. 33. Some Original Comic because of its Plot We´ll  see  some  example  of  comics  in  which  the  author  tells  stories   about  his  own  life  to  show  aspects  of  his  own  culture. Marjane  Satrapi,  Persepolis,  2000
  34. 34. c strip . ectly. ographs rs which e shapes levels of en make needs of he comic limiting s to the es; using esthetic eria. The Moments in art...
  35. 35. Plot The events that make up a story
  36. 36. Characters
  37. 37. Script The document describing the narrative and dialogue of a comic in detail.
  38. 38. c strip . ectly. ographs rs which e shapes levels of en make needs of he comic limiting s to the es; using esthetic eria. The Moments in art...
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