New Digital Design Challenge Series!
We are launching an exciting series of activities in our Mini Design Challenges. All of the challenges will have a digital component and the alternative to complete the Mini Design Challenge off line.
All of the digital tools will be free of charge.
So what are we planning? The Mini Design Challenges will have a common thread of Digital Storytelling.
Let’s get started! First up is to create a digital comic strip or graphic novel.
So what’s the difference between a graphic novel and a comic strip?
We wondered too. It’s all in the name, kind of.
A graphic novel is a novel that tells a complete story with illustrations. A graphic novel is longer and more substantial than a comic book.
A comic strip is more like an excerpt and part of a series from a larger story.
How are they similar?
Both comics and graphic novels use extensive illustrations or graphics. Both are stories with complex characters, backstories and inner conflict.
As you can see from the lists below both can be made into movies.
A few examples of Graphic Novels and Comic Strips
What’s an example of a graphic novel?
Examples of a Comic Book?
The Amazing Spider-Man