Students are tasked to write a short story, dialogue and develop a comic book/strip.
Juxtapose – to place close together or side by side.
Comics – the phenomenon of juxtaposing images in a sequence
Industrial process – comics are created as a collaborative product with the task of developing comics divided between writer, artist, inker, etc (like an assembly line).
Artisan process – comics are created by an individual cartoonist who does all the creative work (drawing, writing, etc).
Simple narrative – the story revolves around a problem and ends with the resolution of that problem (like a children’s book).
Complex narrative – the main plot is extended by back story, character development, and ongoing subplots (like Harry Potter)
Synecdoche – using a part to represent a whole.
Sequence metaphor – two juxtaposed images that together create a meaning not present in either image alone.
Splash page – a full page panel, usually at or near the beginning of a comics narrative and used to establish the situation in which a story begins
Chiaroscuro – a stark contrast of light and dark to funnel attention to a particular point in a panel.
Onomatopoeia– a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.
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