Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning in, for this slightly late blog recap.
This Comics for Kids Lesson was all about focusing on visual storytelling– meaning, relying on pictures, sound effects, and picture bubbles to tell your story. Words are vital to storytelling– but when it comes to comics, it’s actually a very important skill to be able to storytell, and have the pictures speak for themselves. We learned about this fact, and also used the all-ages comic “Owly” as a teaching tool.
Please scroll down to see the lesson we had, as well as the great work that the kids did this week!
QUESTION: Is a comic story still “written” if it does not have speaking with words?
Technically speaking, the definition does not require one to use words. “Characters” can mean letters. Yet, it can also refer to symbols—other languages, such as Chinese and Japanese, and old Native-American languages, use specific symbols or drawings that communicate an entire phrase.