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Media Arts Unit Test 2
Comic strip: A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tell a story
Newspaper comics: First appeared in the U.S in the 19th century, B&W, are syndicated and distributes to newspaper
Origins of comic strips: Exist from the time of Ancient Egypt, Medieval Times and on picture Bibles. Illumination and tapestries were visual narratives written on vellum or embroidered on cloth strips.
Censorship: Started in late 1940’s, national syndicates set out strict censorship to censor inappropriate content in newspaper comics such as profanity, guns, drugs and terrorism.
Social and political influence: Many comics are influenced by political and social factors, often printed on the editorial page due to the regular political commentary. Although some comics have a social or political message most are created with a sense of humour.
Max and Moritz
A series of severely moralistic tales in the vein of German children’s stories
Top 10 comic strip tips
- Research helps inspire you to create new ideas.
- A creative title may come to you in the begging or it may not come till the end.
- Plan out your characters ahead to drive your comic.
- Develop your narrative ahead of time, should have a clear begin, middle, and end.
- Plan out your required cells and the content of each frame.
- Plan out dialogue and corresponding bubbles carefully is essential.
- Fill negative space with simple props and background.
- Sense of humour, make others laugh or giggle.
- Always practice with various medias to achieve desired effect.
- Ask for advice and support to become successful.