Graphic Novels

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  • Graphic Novels

    1. 1. When I say “Graphic Novel” <ul><li>What do you think of? </li></ul>
    2. 2. COMICS EVOLVE INTO COMIC BOOKS
    3. 3. Grab a little attention . . . Use Graphic Novels In your classroom
    4. 5. Bayeux Tapestry
    5. 7. CREATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL GENRE <ul><li>Will Eisner receives credit for publishing the first graphic novel “A Contract with God” in 1978. </li></ul><ul><li>Eisner claims to have created the phrase “graphic novel” as a spontaneous marketing term used to convince his publisher to print his work. However, the term is said to have been used by comic fans in the 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>Art Spiegelman receives the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” about his father’s struggle to survive the Holocaust. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Road to Perdition” - possibly best known graphic novel for Western audiences - published in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>and eventually made into major motion picture. </li></ul>
    6. 8. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions/Gutter </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Words and Pictures </li></ul>
    7. 9. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Panel </li></ul>
    8. 10. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Transitions </li></ul>
    9. 11. 6 Types of Transitions p. 6 p. 9 p. 4-5 p. 10
    10. 12. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Perspective </li></ul>
    11. 13. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Time (1 of 2) </li></ul>
    12. 14. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>(2 of 2) </li></ul>
    13. 15. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Narrative/Captions </li></ul>
    14. 17. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS <ul><li>Words and Pictures </li></ul>
    15. 18. Dig in!
    16. 19. WHY DO GRAPHIC NOVELS APPEAL TO STUDENTS? <ul><li>Engaging/Interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Visual support for text </li></ul><ul><li>Complex ideas/Reduced Text </li></ul><ul><li>Provide appealing way for students to learn literary conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Alleviate feeling of “powering down” at school </li></ul>
    17. 20. PREVIEWING
    18. 21. REVIEWING / COMPARE AND CONTRAST
    19. 22. CREATING DIALOGUE / WRITING TG – p. 32
    20. 23. Lesson Plans <ul><li>American Born Chinese: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https:// hawksnest.wikispaces.com/American+Born+Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mrcoward.com/slcusd/maus.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Persepolis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id =1063 </li></ul></ul>

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