WEEK 1

COURSE INDUCTION 


BITS OF ADVISE 

Don’t think about audience until half way though. 
Ideas are the driving force not the age group. 
Think about the book as an artifact 
0-18 is the age group for the module. 
Think about the length of the sequence, what is the emotional maturity of the audience., how sophisticated is the sequence. 
Always think about the sythesis of words and images. 
Think about how tactile you want the physical experience of reading the book to be. 

BOOK EXAMPLES 

The Mediterrean, Armin Greder.Theme - refugee journey Wordless story. Political importance.
The Listzts. Theme - Making lists.Influenced by Wez Anderson. Family profile. Good example of strong characters. 32 pages.

Journey - Aaron Becker Theme - epic journey.Wordless

Still Stuck Shinsuke Yoshitake. Mundane. Comedic. Everyday. Looks at lots of different perspectives. Takes it two steps too far.

Do you see what I See- Helen Borten Different shapes makes us feel different things.No narrative. Analysis of a theme of interest.

Duck is Dirty - Satoshi Kitamura

Peck Peck Peck - Lucy Cousins

Cook in a book - Tacos

ABC - Xavier Deneux

Tales from Suburbia -Shaun Tan Great example of synthesis of words and images.

Harry Potter Adapting an existing story.

Geis - Alexis Deacon. Comic book.

Through the Woods - Emily Carroll.
Horror comics

The Pheonix - Series of one page comics

Thornhill - Pam Smy

Frontiers of Space -Professor Astro Cats

How Long is a Whale - Scale and see creatures. Counting book with non-fiction added in.

Story Path - Audience journey through the book making decisions along the way. 

WEEK 1 BRIEF 




WEEK 2 

Characters 
How can you make your character transparent. 
Move, facial expressions, the place they inhabit, how they react to different situations, how they communicate.

Showing rather than telling. 

Examples 
Quentin Blake - Cockatoos. 
Anthony Browne -Zoo. 
The way the wind blows. - Raymond Briggs. Cold war
The Marvelllous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty 
Home 


Elements 
Creating empathy. 
Use of colour. 

Draw same character doing different things. 
Repetiton of character.