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Comics

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Sosena Tilahun

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Transcript of Comics

Content Summary
Introduction
Reading Comics
The power of the comic strip
The comic strip: a teaching tool
The Graphic Novel
The cartoon
Caricatures
Drawing activity

Reading
Comics
...
the power of the comic strip
Chapter 8: Comics
the cartoon
Guess Who ?!
drawing activity
Different cartoon facial expressions
sad
tired
mischievous
Presented by Laura, Sosena, Loris and Joyce
The comic strip:

a teaching tool
Comics

today
A form of portraiture
A technique often used to ridicule a person.
Used by many political cartoonist or for public figures.
Ex
Exaggerated characteristics are used for humor
The exaggeration is physical but may represent psychological traits
Mangas
-What is powerful about comic strips?
-What effects do they have on people?
-Comic style trends in mainstream media (facebook, twitter, Tumblr, etc)
-Bitstrips...
what are your favorite comic strips/Series?
what are some that you know?
where do you see them?



-form of pictorial art
- Despite the name “comics”/”funnies” many
are serious (seen as funny… sometimes misleading)
-distinction between comics and cartoons
-Different styles of drawing: realistic comics vs. comics drawn to be funny

Introduction
Historically

Comics

were

prominent

in

american

newspapers

from

the

1900

s
-Facial expression to show feelings/ emotional states
-regular balloons, scalloped balloons, zigzag balloons...
-movement lines, panels, etc.
Reading comics is actually more of an intellectual task than we think…
...
Reading
comics
characteristics of The Cartoon
Usually One Frame
No speech balloons but uses captions instead
Two types: Humorous and political.
Visual Humor In cartoons:
Agger
Ation
Comic

con
:
San

Diego
thanks for listening
The Graph
ic Novel
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