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What is a graphic novel?

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Victoria Reed

on 28 March 2014

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Transcript of What is a graphic novel?

What is a graphic novel?
A book
Pictures
Dialogue
Finishes in 1-2 books
Comic Book

vs.

Graphic Novel
Pictures
Dialogue
Pictures
Dialogue
Detailed Story
Characters Setting
Plot Message
Theme Turning Point
Many short stories made into a series
1 or 2 books only
Television Show vs. Film
Examples of Graphic Novels
Steps in Making a Graphic Novel
START VIDEO AT 1:35
Graphic Novels have their own organization
FORMAT
GRAPHIC NOVELS
ESSAYS
or
MAGAZINES
Title
Heading
Indentation
Paragraphs
Introduction
Body Paragraphs
Conclusion
Hook
Topic Sentence
Gutter
Frame
Panel
Bleed
Foreground
Midground
Background
New page
=
new layout
LAYOUT
How you design the pictures on a page
Gutter
The space between panels
Each picture on the page
Panel
Frame
Foreground
Midground
Background
Foreground = Front
Midground = middle
Background = Back
How should you draw your pictures?
You may draw them however you want.

Be creative with which MEDIUM you like the best
Hand drawing
Photographic Images
Paper cut outs
Digital drawings
It's your book!



So use your art!
Points of View
Where the reader is
"standing"
in the story
SPECIAL TYPES OF VIEW IN
GRAPHIC NOVELS
1. Moment to Moment
2. Scene to Scene
3. Action to Action
4. Aspect tp Aspect
5. Subject to Subject
Different Point of View Pictures
Moment to Moment
2 or more pictures show the action from one moment (time) to the next.
Scene to Scene
Transition from one place to another.

Sometimes tells what's happening in 2 places at the same time.
Action to Action
"Normal" picture of the beginning and
end of an event or action.
Aspect to Aspect
Same scene...
different angles
Subject to Subject
Same scene.... different subject in the scene
Fluency in your G.N.
Use a VARIETY of different points of view
CHRONOLOGICAL
Feels like sloooooow motion
It's like time freezes and you're looking around
Dialogue
Different shapes for different thoughts being shared.
1. Thought bubbles
2. Speech bubbles
3. Narrator bubbles
Used to show what the character is
thinking but not saying out loud.
Used when a character
is talking out loud
Used to "set the scene" and describe
what's going one.
GRAPHIC
NOVELS
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