Writing With Pictures: Step 9 - Conclusion
Hopefully by taking part in this experiment with transmediation, you have come to a greater appreciation of the medium of comics and the craft of designing them. If you are anything like my students, you also have come to learn some profound insights about the process of composition in general, and will carry over some of these lessons into all future forms of writing. If you are interested in further exploring the wide world of sequential art narratives, I highly recommend reading Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics – an instructional manual written, ingeniously, in the graphic novel format. And in the meantime, please give your students the gift of a diverse approach to literacy and composition in your classroom, one that will serve them well in the 21st century. Excelsior!