Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2005-6: Word & Image

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Presentation

Date of this Version

April 2006

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2005-2006 Penn Humanities Forum on Word & Image, Undergraduate Mellon Research Fellows.

URL: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/05-06/mellon_uhf.shtml

Abstract

I wanted to create a sequence of events through visual narration, namely pages out of a graphic novel. However, I wanted it to have personal meaning to every person who explored this project, to make it their own narration and not any one else’s. To that extent, I made all the pages interchangeable. The twelve layouts each bear unique designs using imagery that is generic enough to have appeared in many graphic novels. Trees, cityscapes, feathers, and motion lines are motifs that are used time and time again. They ground the storytelling in a stage, and the lines and angles of the panels help the story flow from one to the next.

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Date Posted: 31 July 2007