1. Comics Comics are a visual medium used to express ideas through images. They are often combined with text or visual information.
2. Different types of comics Comic strips Comic books Political cartoons 3. Comic strips A sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative 4. Comic books A publication of comic art in the form of sequential panels that represent individual scenes. Comic books tell a story, and they are not necessarily humorous. 5. Political cartoons An illustration containing a commentary that usually relates to current events or personalities. They often include hyperbole and satire. 6. Communicating through comics Different forms of communication Captions Speech balloons Thought balloons Sound effects 7. Captions Captions are used as a narrative device.They are sometimes used to convey dialogue or to communicate a characters thoughts. 8. Speech balloons Speech bubbles or word balloons 9. Thought balloons or thought bubbles 10. Sound effects Sound effects are usually in bold or 3D text in all upper case. They are usually written or drawn in a way that will emphasize their nature. 11. The use of perspective in comics Comic books in particular use many different perspectives. Long shot Medium shotFull shot Close-up Point of view Camera angles 12. Long shot A long shot typically shows the entire character. It is a way to establish where a character is and what the setting might be. 13. Medium shot A medium shot helps to establish where the characters are in relationship to one another. It usually shows them from mid-thigh up. It is relatively good in showing facial expressions, but works well to show body language. 14. Full shot A full shot is used to show the full figure of a character. It helps to give the reader a look at the character they are reading about. 15. Close-up A close-up tightly frames a person or an object. It displays the most detail, but does not include the broader scene. It allows the artist to show a characters reaction or feelings. 16. Point of view A point of view shot shows what a character is looking at. It helps the reader to see the scene from the characters perspective. 17. Camera angle Camera angle is the readers point of view to the comic page. A scene may be shot from several camera angles. The different camera angles will have different effects on the viewer and how they perceive the scene they are reading.