01 May 2010

Free Comics Day!

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.
The hardest part was the frog.

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