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is a common form of
(a general term to also include editorial or gag cartoons and comic books or graphic novels).
is now established for the longer and more novel-like coherent story,
is also suggested by Will Eisner .Slide5
FORM & USE
is a medium which combines
text and visual information
of a collated sequence of drawings or
in interrelated panels to display with text in balloons and
to express ideas, brief humor or form a narrative: It can be humorous or satirical but also may take the form of adventure story and even soap-opera continuity strip.
When used to tell a story it has the 3 main
parts of a story: (Setting, Characters, Plot)Slide6
Often published in
, with horizontal strips, printed in black-and-white. Sunday newspapers offered longer sequences in special
, are available on the
and reach large audiences.
Web comics can make use of an infinite canvas thus not constrained by size or dimensions of a page.Slide7
Strips are written and drawn by a
Today due to technology more and more people express themselves via comic strips
mixed media and digital technology have become common.Slide8
one creator produces
the whole strip.
carries out the script and
an artist (with or without additional assistant artists
the drawing of the art
, one artist draws key
figures/the characters while another does only
backgrounds (common in Japan).
In American superhero comic books,
a penciller lays out the artwork in pencil;
an inker finishes the artwork in ink;
a colourist applies colours
a letterer adds the captions and speech balloons.
Even if many strips are the work of two people, one signature is displayedSlide9
Cartoon Strip as a Medium
considered to be a
a sequence of frames similar to a filmed sequence of
(high, straight, low, canted
Direction: left-right, top-bottom (in West)
and white or
of shot distance (ELS, LS, MS, MCU, CU, ECU) Slide10
e.g. 4-act structure
From Marchant, S. (2006)
The Computer Cartoon Kit (with CD-ROM of images)
. Lewes: Ilex.
Digital images & instructions provided!Slide12
THE MAIN FEATURES
USUALLY RECTANGULAR) USED
TEXT IS USUALLY
arranged in “
” or boxes.
The story (in form of pictures or drawings
) is Slide14
The narratives are shown in
, usually coloured, to differentiate from speech.Slide15
usually round or square, use a tail pointing to the character’s mouth to indicate speaking out loud.
I HAVE THE SOLUTION
with a jagged outline or a thicker line and usually larger
bolder than normal letters (the character is screaming).
with a jagged tail like a lightning flash shape
letters sometimes italicised to indicate communication through an electronic device (telephone, radio, TV)
with a dashed/dotted outline
smaller letters and a paler (grey) writing
(the speaker is talking in a softer or quieter tone).
…AND THEN SHE…Slide19
cloud-shaped word bubbles
(the character is not talking loud)
sounds can be heard
and help the image make an impact.
sound of a
sound of a hard blow or to
car sliding around a
Usually in coloured jagged splats
Text all in capitals
Exclamations are quite oftenSlide21
Analysing a Comic Strip
Identify modal elements & their
Identify target reader and genre
stages in the narrative
representations e.g. stereotypes, non-stereotypesSlide22
Creating a comic strip
Identify purpose, target audience and genre
Create writing content
Use appropriate software to edit comic
format for distribution (e.g. pdf
of the creation
: individual images containing a segment of action often surrounded by a border
a box (usually rectangular) for narration. Captions can give voice to a narrator, convey characters' dialogue or thoughts,
or indicate place or time
The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle
graphic signs used
to convey information that goes beyond what could be perceived visually
: e.g. sweat beads (for fear or anxiety), light bulb (for idea
: the gap
panels to indicate narrative and temporality;
the major place for meaning making.
indicate dialogue (or thought
MOTION LINES /movement lines
: the abstract lines that appear behind a moving object or person, parallel to its direction of movement, to make it appear as if it is moving quickly.
translated tales of romance, adventure, and politics
the process through which prime
moments in a narrative are broken down into
exaggeration of personal characteristics, usually in picture form
human characteristics to animals or objectsSlide24