Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Comics, Cartoons, & Graphic Novels Project

Here are the directions and choices for your project for this unit.  This project will show what you have learned during the GOAL unit on Comics, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels.

  • Choose one of the following Options.
  • Write with images.
  • Fill enough paper with your assignment to equal 2 sheets (front sides only) of 8 1/2" x 11" printer paper.
  • Use at least 2 of the following: color, pencil, and/or ink (felt tip will probably be easiest).
  • Have fun.  Be creative.  If you can think of an original or more interesting way to complete the assignment, GO FOR IT!

Option 1: The Characters
  • Divide your 2 papers into 16 sections each, for a total of 32 panels.
  • Write the names/titles/characteristics of each character at the top of the frame.
  • Create your characters.
  • Use the Lynda Barry examples for inspiration, if needed, but do not copy.

Option 2:  The Questions
  • Organize your paper any way you'd like, but use images to answer the questions shown from Lynda Barry's Syllabus.

Option 3:  The Compilation
  • Using the graphic novel examples provided in class, find examples of the following Comics Terms, as shown in Jessica Abel's and Matt Madden's book Drawing Words and Writing Pictures.  Include: motion lines, inset panels, tiers, narrative boxes/captions, speech balloons/bubbles, gutters, medium shots, long shots, close-ups, panels/frames, thought balloons/bubbles, emanata, borders, and anything else you notice that you'd like to show.
  • Use any combination of your own drawing, copying images, clip art, printed images, and/or photos. 
  • Label your images with the title & author of any comic or graphic novel that you used for inspiration.

Option 4:  The Comic
  • Create your own comic.  Use what you've learned.

Projects Due: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Works Cited
Abel, Jessica, and Matt Madden. Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: Making Comics : Manga, Graphic Novels, and beyond. New York: First Second, 2008. Print.
Barry, Lynda. Syllabus. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2014. Print.

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