ASM2O Grade 10 Media Arts – Comics Unit Test

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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 

    1. Research helps inspire you to create new ideas.
    2. A creative title may come to you in the begging or it may not come till the end.
    3. Plan out your characters ahead to drive your comic.
    4. Develop your narrative ahead of time, should have a clear begin, middle, and end.
    5. Plan out your required cells and the content of each frame.
    6. Plan out dialogue and corresponding bubbles carefully is essential.
    7. Fill negative space with simple props and background.
    8. Sense of humour, make others laugh or giggle.
    9. Always practice with various medias to achieve desired effect.
    10. Ask for advice and support to become successful.