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Visual narrative class 1 part 2 Visual narrative class 1 part 2 Presentation Transcript

  • COMICS AS A MEDIUMThe anatomy of visual storytelling
  • What is (are?) comics?
  • What is (are?) comics?
  • The basicsPanelCaptionSoundeffectWordballoonThoughtballoonGutter
  • Comic StorytellingPacing and rhythm
  • Comic StorytellingThe Page as 4-dimensional canvas
  • Comic StorytellingTone and Mood
  • What gives comics theirpower?
  • Key Concepts• How do comics “mediate” reality and storytelling?• What does McCloud mean by amplification throughsimplification?• How and why are comics a participative medium?• How do comics represent outer and inner reality?• What is the relationship between words and picturesin comics?• How do comics represent time?• What is “closure” and why is it important?
  • • Drawings substitute for thingsand concepts• Representation does not haveto be exact or realistic• Our experience of the story ismediated through the vision(& talent) of the artist• What other medium workslike this?Icons & Mediation
  • “Cartoony” drawings are more engaging than realistic onesSimplification
  • Do you agree?Simplicity is engaging
  • Inner & outer Realism
  • Words and pictures
  • Timing is everything
  • Participation & Closure
  • Why choose comics?What unique advantages doessequential art hold forstorytelling?What are the drawbacks andlimitations?What kind of story do you want totell?
  • Lunch time