Digital Graphic Narrative
Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Aims:All of you will be able to discuss the different types of graphic narrative
Most of you will be able to discuss genres of graphic novels and comics
Some of you will be able to draw on examples to discuss genres and features of graphic narratives.
Warm UpIntroduce yourself and explain who your favourite character is and why.
Could be a game, or comic book character.
The Unit Learn how to use Photoshop and create digital graphics
Learn how to create your own 15 panel graphic novel
Learn about genres, audiences, companies and production roles
Learn about inking, pencilling, lettering and colouring
AssignmentsAssignment 1- Review of one comic and one graphic novel
Assignment 2- Character profile and concepts
Assignment 3- Story outline and 15 key moments
Assignment 4- Proposal, pre-production and panel plans
Assignment 5- comic book or graphic novel
Assignment 6- Evaluation and production diary
What is the purpose of graphic novels and comics?Graphic novels and comics represent a form of fiction that tells a story in a sequential, visual narrative.
two dimensional visual stories
Creating Graphic Novels and Comics
Places you might see comics and graphic novels Discuss in Pairs and Share
Places you would see graphic narrativebooks, newspapers, magazines, TV, film, internet;
Types of comic book and graphic novel
Graphic Narrative Formatsillustration, cartoon, comic strip, flick book, photo-story, storyboard, film, video, animation; new technologies, eg computer animation, interactive media
Features of Graphic Novels and Comic BooksAnalyse the examples in pairs and share your thoughts.
Consider what the typical features of a graphic novel or comic book are.
Creative Doodling Use the phrase to come up with a single graphic novel/ comic image
Genres of Comic book and Graphic novels
TASK: Research graphic novels and comicsWrite about Genres of graphic novel and comics, and the typical features you would see in a graphic novel or comic.
Make notes graphic novels and comic genres
Find out about how comic books and graphic novels are made
Write about the features of graphic novels and comics
Use our discussions today to write about comics and graphic novels.