Elements of comics - Bubble: a space, usually rounded in form, for capturing the words or thoughts of the characters - Caption: a space, usually rectangular, for a description of the scene or action - Frame: a single drawing - Panel: a set of drawings combined to make up a graphic whole; can be a horizontal sequence, as in comic strips; or for instance a page (or double-page spread) in a magazine or book - Storyboard: a sketch (unfinished version) of panels - Storyline: the narrative: the sequence of events making up the comic Forms of comics - Strips are comics that consist of one or a few horizontal panels, often published in newspapers or on the Internet. - Web comics are quickly spreading through the Internet, often by authors themselves through their blogs or web sites. Some web comics incorporate interactive elements. - Monthly comics: a series of magazines published monthly. This form is most popular in the USA. It could be interesting for people working in youth media. - BD (bande dessŃ–nĂŠe) is a European comic form, mostly French/Belgian (the name is not applied to translated comics from the USA). Due to complex graphics it is published once a year or less. - A graphic novel is a complete novel published in graphic form. It is mainly narrated through the pictures, with sparing use of words. - Amateur BD and graphic novella are shorter forms.
A guide for leaders of workshops for comics for sustainable development