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  1. 1. COMICS 1
  2. 2. MANGA ( Japanese Comics) 2
  3. 3. Comics are a visual medium used to express ideas via images, often combined with text or visual information. 3
  4. 4. The language of comics • Panels are individual images containing a segment of action, often surrounded by a border. • Speech balloons (also speech bubbles or dialogue balloons) are a graphic convention used to allow words to be understood as representing the speech or thoughts of comic 4 the characters in the comic.
  5. 5. Examples of speech balloons or bubbles Thought bubble Someone shouting One character talking Someone muttering Several characters speak The narrator writes 5
  6. 6. Common forms of comics Comic strips Cartoons
  7. 7. • Comic books
  8. 8. Fumetti or Photonovels 8
  9. 9. Storyboards (pre-visualizing a motion picture)
  10. 10. Online Web Comics
  11. 11. Types of Formats (Grammar of Films and TV) 11
  12. 12. XLS- Extra Long Shot MCU-Medium Close-Up LS- Long Shot CU- Close-Up MLS- Medium Long Shot MS- Medium Shot BCU-Big Close-Up XCU- Extra Close-Up
  13. 13. There are also artistic resources like gesture lines to capture the movement of an object or character 13
  14. 14. Examples of gesture lines 14
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  17. 17. ACTIVITY nº 1 Observe the following Corkscrew, can you think of a comic character? 17
  18. 18. Design a character based on the corkscrew. Personificate the object (give it human characteristics). It is important to work on previous sketches. Create a short six-frame comic strip based on this character 18
  19. 19.   ACTIVITY nº 2  Design using simple shapes a cartoon character. This character can be a person or an animal. Remember to use exaggeration, as in a caricature. Describe his/her clothes and complements and draw a few positions and expressions. 19
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  21. 21. ACTIVITY Nº 3 Draw a short six-frame comic strip. Frame 1- Design using simple shapes a cartoon character, face, neck and shoulders only, with ears. This character can be a person or an animal. Remember to use exaggeration, as in a caricature. Frame 2- A repeat of the first box, with the addition of an insect, who has flown into the box. Use lines to show the motion of the flying. Frame 3- Repeat the image, only here the insect flies into the character’s ear, and the expression on the face of the character changes appropiately. 21
  22. 22. Frame 4- The character’s face should get more upset with lines and symbols showing the upset around his/her face. Frame 5- The insect exits the other ear, and the facial expression of the character should change again. Frame 6- Shows the insect gone and the character feeling… relief, joy, whatever you want, with a dialogue balloon overhead to write and appropiate “whew!!!” or other suitable words. Finally go over the pencil lines with a fine black marker, and add color with colored pencils. 22