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elements of comics

Graphica- The study of Comics and Graphic Novels as a medium of literature. Part I.

By: Tegan Zimmerman Henry – Literacy Roots View lesson plan here.

Closure Exercise

After the students had read Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, I set aside about an hour for this activity (with fewer students, it would be closer to forty minutes). I give them the handout and ask them to talk with a classmate for five or six minutes about how one could draw a second panel in this sequence that behaved like each of McCloud’s closure types (from his third chapter, “Blood in the Gutter”: p. 70-72). Then the students have ten or twenty minutes to draw two or three of the possibilities they have discussed. Once they’ve done this, I hand […] Read More