Comics - Comics Graphic novels Graphic Novel M y New York Diary B y Julie Doucet o She started her career in the 1980s 23:49 W hat exactly are

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Comics- Graphic novels 23:49 G raphic Novel- My New York Diary By: Julie Doucet o She started her career in the 1980’s What exactly are COMICS? Sequential art (Will Eisner’s definition) Juxtaposed in space, rather than time o Not animation or film, but on a page Not just pictures but words *** Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993 Comics, n. – juxtaposed pictorial… Comics, n. Juxtaposed o Not just one panel but several Pictorial and other images o Must have visual image element o Could include maps, graphs, charts etc. In deliberate sequence
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Order contributes to meaning Convey information o Not limited to fiction; could be purely data driven Aesthetic response o And/or could just be about moving us with a story, poem or beauty/grotesqueness of image Comic fundamentals Panel (or frame) o Unit of meaning Gutter o Space between panels Line (dot, shape, shading) o Basic graphical element Thick thin, jagged, smooth, horizontal, vertical etc. Quality of line conveys meaning
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Comics - Comics Graphic novels Graphic Novel M y New York Diary B y Julie Doucet o She started her career in the 1980s 23:49 W hat exactly are

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