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Comics Script One »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Script Exemplars

The Beano

‘Badminton’

LITTLE PLUM

1. Plum points to Chiefy and Chief of Um Puttyfeet playing badminton on court with net strung between two totem poles.

“Instead of fighting, our tribe are playing um nice game of badminton against members of um Puttyfoot tribe.”

2. Puttyfoot Chief smashes shuttle which jams on Chiefy’s nose.

PUTTYFOOT CHIEF “I win! Next match please!”

3. Plum pulls shuttle from Chiefy’s nose.

“HO-HO! Hard luck. My turn, now.”

4....

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DIY Comic Faces »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Animation Film »

Steve Cavalier | Wednesday April 29, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics, Animation, DIY Animation

Animation - Making Your Own Film

Anyone aspiring to be taken seriously as an animator would be well advised to first learn how to draw and then to learn the animation basics.

No matter if you are interested in doing 3d computer animation or stylised 2d drawings if you can’t draw you are at a disadvantage. Drawing is best learned from doing life drawing lessons, from studying other people’s work who can draw and from just practising.

Leaning to draw will teach you things...

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Comics Quiz Two »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Comics, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




Comics Quiz One »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Comics, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




WJEC GCSE Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Comics, Music, Other Topics, Television, Pop Music on TV

Analysing Comics 1.doc

Analysing Comics 2.doc

Analysing Pop Music Videos.doc

Animated Film Mock Exam.doc

Animated Film Scheme of Work.doc

Animated Film Teachers Approach.ppt

Animation Films Essay Frame.doc

Comics Teachers Approach.ppt

Conventions Pop Music on TV.doc

From Russia With Love Annotated Poster.doc

Narrative Structure Comics.pdf

Pop Music on TV Checklist.doc

Pop Music on TV Intro.ppt

Pop Music Top Camera Shots.doc

Popular Music on TV Revision.ppt

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Comics Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Comics, Other Topics

Childrens Comics.doc

Comics Britannia Episode One.doc

Comics Britannia Episode Two.doc

Comics | Emerson Guide to Cartooning.pdf

Comics | Frank Miller Batman Case Study.doc

Comics | Intro to Superheroes.ppt

Comics | Mock Exam.doc

Comics | Mock Mark Scheme.doc

Comics | Narrative Structure.pdf

Comics | Peter Struwell Narrative.ppt

Comics | Short History.ppt

Comics | Superhero Films.doc

Comics | Superhero Synopsis.doc

Comics | Teachers Approach.ppt

Comics | The...

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Understanding Comics & Cartooning in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Comics, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3 of Year 8, if time allows before the end of term, we introduce the students to Comics & Cartooning using Comic Life.

The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own characters, front cover and comic strips or narrative.

This unit is intended to introduce students to photostories and develop the students technical skills with Comic Life and remind them of the importance of mocking-up and building on mistakes made...

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Annotated Beano Comic »

Jassy Hothi | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Analysing Comics, Other Topics

Click on the link below to download a Word version of a comic that has been analysed successfully using annotations.

Annotated Beano Comic




Annotated Spiderman Comic »

Jassy Hothi | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Analysing Comics, Other Topics

Click on the link below to download a Word version of a comic that has been analysed successfully using annotations.

Annotated Spiderman Comic




Comics Links »

Richard Gent | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Analysing Comics, Drawing Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Alan Moore Interviews

Hero Machine Generator Excellent site that allows you to create a super hero.




Comics Mock 2008 »

Emily Gent | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Comics, Other Topics, Staffroom, Mocks

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Section B Mock Exam


You should study the two comics on the separate sheet carefully. One is a story about Desperate Dan from the comic Dandy and the other is a page from Hunt Emerson’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.


5. Choose one of the comics and explain how two of the following have been used. [10]

  • Frames
  • Links
  • Speech bubbles
  • Neologisms


6. Create a new comic which targets 15 year old girls or boys.

Task 1

Suggest a name for your new...

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Comics Script Six »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Script Exemplars

The Beano

‘Water Snake’

LITTLE PLUM

1. Plum terrified as a rattlesnake rears up in front of him.

“WAH! Um deadly rattlesnake. I’m done for.”

2. Another brave grabs the snake by the neck.

3. And rams its mouth onto a nearby tap.

4. Then turns the tap on. Snake starts to inflate rapidly…

5. ....then shoots out of frame with a blast of water. Plum delighted.

“Har-har! Lucky Little Mole has lost his glasses and thought um snake was um hose!”

© DC...

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Comics Script Five »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Script Exemplars

The Beano

‘Snow’

LITTLE PLUM

1- 4 Plum doing daft dance and chanting.

“OOGA-WOOGA-WAGGA-WUGGA…”

Chiefy and large spiky cactus also in fourth frame.

Chiefy -

Plum’s doing um rain dance to get us some water to drink.

5. Mist starts rolling in. Plum dances on.

Chiefy -

Oh, oh! Looks like he’s doing um Fog Dance instead.

6. Totally foggy. PRANG!

Plum’s voice -

YEOWL! Couldn’t see um pesky cactus!

7. Hopping on one foot (the other full of cactus...

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Comics Script Four »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Script Exemplars

The Beano

‘Paintballing’

LITTLE PLUM

1. Plum comes running into the village in terror.

“HELP! HELP! Um new tribe are on um warpath!”

2. He puffs and pants as he explains.

They’ve got guns, and they’re covered in warpaint and…”

3. Wise old brave says to Plum.

“These warriors - they’re not injuns, are they?”

PLUM

“You’re right! How did you know, o wise one?”

4. We see men coming out of PAINTBALL RANGE with guns and covered in paint
splats.

WISE...

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Comics Script Three »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Script Exemplars

The Beano

‘Night Class’

LITTLE PLUM

1. Plum strokes his chin outside CACTUS GULCH NIGHT SCHOOL.

“Wonder if I should try um night class.”

2. A hand comes from within and yanks him in.

“Do come in!”

3. From inside rattlesnake and vulture hear.

“NO! STOPPIT! LEAVE OFF!”

4. Plum comes out scowling, a large arrangement of pretty flowers in his headband.

“Flippin’ flower arranging class!”

© DC Thompson & Co Ltd


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Comics Script Two »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Scripting, Other Topics

Script Exemplars

The Beano

‘Cool Drink’

LITTLE PLUM

1.Plum bursts through swing doors of saloon. Tough hombres look at him in amazement.

2. Plum’s nose looks over top of the bar.

“Gimme um drinka water on um rocks, bartender!”

3. Barman slides glass of iced water along the bar. Tough guys grin.

“COMIN’ UP!”

4. The glass hits Plum’s nose and deposits its contents over him. Tough guys laugh.

5. Happy Plum dripping wet as he heads out into blazing sun.

“Um shower is...

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DIY Comic Panel Layout »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Comic Panels / Frames »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Comic Hands »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Comic Exaggeration »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Comic Mock-Ups »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Comic Movement »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




DIY Comic Body »

Hunt Emerson | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Comics, Drawing Comics, Other Topics




Comics and Alan Moore Interview Index »

Richard Gent | Thursday April 23, 2009

Categories: Comics, Other Topics, Podcasts

An index of all Alan Moore’s interviews currently available online with a summary of chief topics and subjects discussed. The site below is compiled and designed by Shaun Pimlott.

Image source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01181/arts-graphics-2007_1181528a.jpg

http://www.alanmooreinterview.co.uk/




Comics Podcast by Chris Claremont X-Men »

Richard Gent | Thursday April 23, 2009

Categories: Comics, Other Topics, Podcasts

Podcast of MIT talk by comics legend Chris Claremont (X-Men) about superheroes, genre, and the creative process.

http://cms.mit.edu/news/2009/04/podcast_opening_doors_building.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Claremont




Podcasts on Comics & Hunt Emerson »

Hunt Emerson | Wednesday April 22, 2009

Categories: Comics, Other Topics, Podcasts

Listen to Hunt Emerson, a leading cartoonist in the UK’s Comic Underground, talk about comics and his relationship with them.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

Part Ten

Part Eleven

Part Twelve

Hunt very kindly agreed to record these podcasts when I was preparing a group of students for the AQA GCSE Media Studies Controlled Test...

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