Some helpful comic resources

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The internet is filled with examples, worksheets, and how-to’s for telling stories, but I wanted to start a collection of useful places to look. Also, be sure to update this post and/or add comments for other resources you find that might aid your fellow classmates.

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Things to watch:

Scott McCloud talks comics at TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics?language=en

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Things to read:

Applied Cartooning Manifesto: The World is Made Of Cheese

Don’t Write Comics: How to Write Comics Part 1: https://litreactor.com/columns/dont-write-comics-how-to-write-comics-part-1

Ursula Le Guin on where ideas come from: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/21/ursula-k-le-guin-where-do-you-get-your-ideas/

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Things to help you create:

A quick step-by-step guide to creating a comic: http://marekbennett.com/2010/07/20/how-to-create-comics/

Comic Life: http://comiclife.com/

Pixton: http://www.pixton.com/

Toondoo: http://www.toondoo.com/

Chogger: http://chogger.com/

Story structure guide for comics: https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/

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Things to inspire you:

A fantastic example of a motion comic: http://english.bouletcorp.com/2013/10/08/our-toyota-was-fantastic/

Lessons from Disney Animators: http://digg.com/2015/12-principles-animation-ollie-johnston-frank-thomas-alan-becker

Secret Master Plot generator exercise: http://docsavage.org/2009/08/lester-dents-secret-master-plot/

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Class Presentations:

Day One Prezi (Introduction to Comics): http://prezi.com/p7byy8htz62a/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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