ahepburn MDES FINAL BRIEF PRESENTATION Its only a Comic

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ahepburn MDES FINAL BRIEF PRESENTATION Its only a Comic

  1. 1. The Brief! It’s only a comic …? Prepared: Andrew Hepburn
  2. 2. The Brief! Key Points It’s only a comic …? Prepared: Andrew Hepburn
  3. 3. The Brief! Key Points Background Stakeholders Reasons? Challenges!! Value*** It’s only a comic …? Prepared: Andrew Hepburn
  4. 4. Background … The publication will help the learner by providing a visually stimulating insight into the story of the battle where the Nationalist 16th Irish Division lead by the Irish Nationalist MP Major William Redmond and the Unionist 36th Ulster Division fought together successfully. The key event of the battle is where the Unionist Private soldier John Meeke risks his life on the battlefield to save the life of the Nationalist Major William Redmond. The mutual respect of both ideologies is forever galvanised in this heroic act.
  5. 5. 1: Verbal Arts Centre Expertise … Capital Investment … £100,000 Verbal Arts Centre (NI) Ltd
Stable Lane and Mall Wall
Bishop Street Within
Derry / Londonderry
Northern Ireland BT48 6P
  6. 6. 1: Verbal Arts Centre **The Verbal Arts Centre is a specialist centre for the development of literacy through creative engagement where literacy is defined as the ability to read, write, communicate (talking & listening) and comprehend … **The Verbal Arts Centre has been promoting sequential art and supporting comic culture for the last three and a half years … The Centre has also developed a capital facility for the production of related print work and is developing ways to create high quality comics and graphic novels … **This project is an appropriate and engaging fit between the parties involved, with all participants potentially gaining valuable experience and enhanced skill sets through the production of a work of art that could make a significant contribution to the collective learning of the region. Verbal Arts Centre (NI) Ltd
Stable Lane and Mall Wall
Bishop Street Within
Derry / Londonderry
Northern Ireland BT48 6P James Kerr - Executive Director
  7. 7. 2: International Centre for Peace Studies **cross community education programmes International School for Peace Studies (ISPS) MaydownEbrington Group The Ebrington Centre Glendermott Road Londonderry BT47 6BG **schools links programmes **adult education programme.
  8. 8. Background … The ISPS “Conflict Resolution Messines Experience” is spearheaded by Glen Barr ex UDA leader, politician and peace activist. The project involves taking young people from different socio-political backgrounds to Messines in Belgium where they find out about the shared experiences of all the Irish soldiers and the Redmond, Meeke story and translate this to their own experiences back home bridging divides and building mutual respect.
  9. 9. Reasons! The key reasons in designing the comic are to provide and easy and engaging learning tool for the students in the ISPS programme and also for the adult education programme. The key outcomes are having a focal point publication and promote cross community working and the potential to engage in a project that has real potential to make a difference in the education of our young peoples shared community history. Additional outcomes may include digital formats suitable for publication.
  10. 10. Reasons! X Stereotypes!! **Graphic Communication **segmented blocks in order to maintain interest … Cognitive learning theory! **Effective … Affective !!!
  11. 11. Challenges! Writing and developing the text to meet the editorial objectives condensed into the comic book genre The stylistic considerations and choices to engage the target audience WAR: Visual Realism / Colour /Stylised / Cinematic
  12. 12. Example: Waltzing with Bashir As graphic novels become a leading source of material for big-budget Hollywood films (there are reportedly more than 50 in development) CINEMATIC
  13. 13. Challenges! The design and production methodologies and techniques required in developing a graphic novel / comic The pre-production requirements for digital print and post print finishing for a 16 to 24 page graphic novel / comic The cost, distribution and marketing of the final product.
  14. 14. Viability$$ 24 Pages Full Colour … $2.64!!! UNIT 1: 4 full colour pages and 16 black and white: £0.68   UNIT 2: 20 full colour pages: £1.80 http://www.flipboard.com/
  15. 15. Value*** Challenge… **This project is an appropriate and engaging fit between the parties involved, with all participants potentially gaining valuable experience and enhanced skill sets through the production of a work of art that could make a significant contribution to the collective learning of the region. James Kerr - Executive Director "I'm fascinated by your approach … I think that what you are doing in illuminating and making perhaps more lucid, especially for young people, is clever and meaningful."- http://www.atomicantelope.com/alice/
  16. 16. Value*** X Education … Stereotypes!! This is a fun way of getting into the stories … The illustrations in these books are an easy way of following what is going on 
It will be useful for teachers ..."- Ian McNeilly, director of the National Association for the Teaching of English”

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