- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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.