Jessica taught the class today and spent the time consulting each student on their story ideas for the minicomic. She also talked about how comics combine panels to tell stories. After talking about the Panel Lottery activity she had them do Pahl Hluchan’s activity The Wrong Planet, which we included in chapter 3 of DWWP. Students are given a short wordless narrative and break into teams to break the story down in to panels using Post-It notes. They then add and subtract panels to see how it affects the reading of the story.
Here are a few pictures of today’s exercise:
After lunch, Gary Panter came in and talked about his art, about minicomics, and about the challenges of making a living as an artist. Jessica shot some video of the talk and I am having trouble getting a screen capture. I’ll try to get one up later in the interest of posting all this now.