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Comics in the classroom

  1. 1. Comicsin the ClassroomUniversity of MichiganLanguage Resource Center@grizzlybeals
  2. 2. Making a Case for Comics● Graphics and Text (multi-modal)● Rich stories. Complex compositiontechniques.● Contains all elements of traditionalwriting assignment (and more)● Digital storytelling
  3. 3. Variationson the theme
  4. 4. Three paneSunday funnieshttp://www.garfield-et-cie-blog.com/?page_id=52http://www.gingersbread.com/comics/gingers-bread-190/
  5. 5. Longer format stripsCalvin and Hobbes, Outland, Foxtrothttp://chuknum.com/2011/07/12/tribute-calvin-and-hobbes/
  6. 6. “Graphic Novels”Manga, and traditional comic bookshttp://huguiana.blogspot.com/2008/02/marjane-satrapi-persepolis-comics-1-4.html
  7. 7. “Photo Roman”http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=681
  8. 8. Examples in Education● Comics as course materials● Most often thought of as funor light reading● Many examples to thecontrary● Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” andHolocaust educationhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maushttp://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/218/projects/oliver/MausbyAO.htm
  9. 9. Examples in Education● Comics and Task-basedLearning● Expand the traditionalwriting assignment● Non-verbalcommunication throughimage useExamples from GVSU LRC
  10. 10. Tips● Limiting scope/length/number ofcharacters is not a bad thing!● Consistency of look and charactersthroughout story (Pixton is good forthis)● Characters expression and gesturesshould match the dialogue/scene
  11. 11. Rubrics!
  12. 12. Creating Comics● Comic Life (ed pricing, great text support, directwebcam support)● Pixton (ed pricing and interface, good text support,RTL scripts only so-so)● Strip Generator, Bitstrips, Storybird, MakeBeliefs Comix, Xtranormal, GoAnimate!, RenPy
  13. 13. Other ResourcesUnderstandingComicsby Scott McCloudTeaching GraphicNovelsby Katie MonninThe Graphic NovelClassroomby Maureen Bakis
  14. 14. Other Resourceshttp://www.geneyang.com/comicsedu/index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constrained_comicshttp://www.goethe.de/ges/spa/pan/spg/en6955108.htmhttp://xkcd.com/552/

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