So I’m sharing a comic for free. I just created this very simple graphic story for the workshop on comics that I’ll deliver at SCBWI New England’s annual conference on 15 May. I conceived these panels to demonstrate what I’m thinking of as the four hallmarks of the medium and style:
- sequential, juxtaposed images for readers to compare.
- words and art telling a story together.
- words and punctuation as graphic elements.
- showing the invisible: cutaway view, motion lines, symbols of emotion, and of course word balloons.