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Transcript of Comic Art
To create Drowning Girl, Roy Lichtenstein appropriated imagery from this Tony Abruzzo panel from “Run For Love” in Secret Hearts, no. 83 (November 1962).
1962 issue of DC Comics' All-American Men of War
BRIEF HISTORY OF COMICS
1646- 1896 Includes Benjamin Franklin's illustrations. These comics typically don't have speech or thought bubbles and are not sequential story telling.
1897-1938 With the introduction of "The Yellow Kid" The modern comic book developed. Speech bubbles and sequential story telling became common place.
1938-1949 With the debut of Action comics #1 and Superman, superheros created a dramatic surge in comic popularity
1949-1956 A dark time for comics, during tough social and economic times, comics reflected by being violent, graphic and extremely dark. Out of this time produced the Comics Code Authority, a form of self censorship and policing.
1956-1970 The reintroduction of superheros. Superheros were modernized and most of the characters we know today became popular, iconic characters were reinvented, introduced with sidekicks and also underground comics gained momentum.
1970-1984 Comic book stores first started opening and promoting the comic industry through the idea of collector's and conventions.
1984-1992 Independent comic printing was on the rise, thus some quality of comics were very low. Companies rose and fell quickly, but DC and Marvel upped their quality of storytelling and continued to reinvent their characters and history.
1992- Present DC comics made a bold move and killed off Superman. This caused a hype and peak in sales, however consumers faded. Japanese comic books hit the states and also brought in a surprising amount of female fans. There are currently many controversies of this age surrounding copyright issues. Recently the movie and tv industry has been making many adaptations of comics and also having comics created based off of series, movies, games, etc.
Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997
1. Download and open either app. Borrow an iPad instead if you like.
2, Create a self-portrait comic. Use a mirror or from memory to create a comic self-portrait. you can scroll through right and left different options of facial features and scroll up and down for colors.
Make sure to change the background too!
3. When finished, hit share button all the way on bottom right and email your portrait with your name to Ms. Mann at email@example.com
Also in this email, provide your own critique/review of the app. Provide at least 3 criticisms or things you noticed.
Sequential Comic 100pts
is a term used for art that tells a story or narrative through a sequence or series of images, so a form of art rather than a style. Graphic novels, comics, and cartoons are all sequential art.
the story you want to tell. Is your comic serious? Is it about something funny that happend to you?
what you want your characters to look like, they don't have to be human.
out your thumbnails and characters.
4. On minimum one sheet of bristol board, plan out and
/draw your comic.
Make sure there are no spelling errors and that your comic is sequential and makes sense.
your comic and erase your pencil lines.
7. Optional is to
your comic, or scan in your comic and color with Photoshop.
We will have a comic reading/critique for the last day of the unit.
and emailed 5pts
, resembles student 5pts
about app in email 5pts
and positive in class 5pts
, inked and cleanly erased 20pts
use of story/sequential 30pts
, being on task during work time 20pts
, straight lines, interesting panel use, no spelling errors. 20pts
and positive attitude towards self and others 10pts
Appropriation: Appropriation is the practice of creating new work by taking a preexisting image from another source—art history books, advertisements, the media—and transforming or combining it with new ones.
Lichtenstein was one of the first American Pop artists, his inspiration often came from the culture and little of the artist's individual feelings. Which was a change from the previous abstract expressionist movement. Lichtenstein was often accused of copying from comics, but his production methods emphasized mechanical reproduction. On large canvases he used stencils to paint Ben-Day dots, and made alterations to parody and emphasize his paintings. He often made work to challenge previous art ideas and notions and worked to bring a serious context to pop art.