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Graphic Novel vocabulary
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A visual or implied boundary, and the contents within it, that tell a piece of the story.
The space between the panels. As the reader moves from one panel to the next, they predict and conclude what is happening.
The panel contents ONLY use words to tell a piece of the story
The panel only includes images to tell a piece of the story.
word and image panel
Both words and images are combined in a panel to tell a piece of the story.
Develop the graphic novel's main events that unfold in the story.
Develop individual or multiple characters, through actions, words, and internal thoughts.
Develop the time and place (setting) of where the graphic novel takes place.
Develop the source of the conflict, or tension that motivates the story, in the graphic novel.
rising action panel
Develop the events that stem from the conflict and rise to the climax of the graphic novel.
The panels of greatest intensity in the story.
Resolve the conflict and present the final outcome in the story.
Panels that contain images and/or words that represent something larger than themselves.
Develop the main idea and messages of the graphic novel.
Develop the story by hinting at what is to come later.
combination story panel
Use two or more types of panels to create a literary effect.
Readers experience little closure between panels and merely observe what happens from one event to the next.
Readers see a single subject or character going through specific transitions.
Readers move from one subject to another, progressing the storyline. This encourages reader involvement to find meaning in the transition.
Move readers across time or space, requiring readers to use deductive reasoning.
Challenge readers to think about the characters feelings and emotions delivered across panels.
Although panels may appear to have no relationship, these gutters depict significance and literary elements such as symbolism or foreshadowing.
Enclose print-text and/or dialogue that divides artwork from printed text.
Non-dialogue text that focuses on progression of the story and timeline.
Focus on a character's thoughts and ideas.
Focus on conversation between characters. This can be multiple characters speaking or one character speaking to themselves.
sound effect balloon
Use text-onomatopoeia or images to convey sound in the story.
Words or images depicted without visual boundaries to create a certain effect.
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