Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Comic Making Tournament 3: Hybrid, Original, Non-linear

Hybrid, Original, and Non-linear are all recurring events from the second tournament. I used to call Original "short form original," but since it's the only event with blank templates I stopped using the distinction. Hybrid had students make 3 comics, original 5, and non-linear 3. I expanded non-linear this year by request and shrank hybrid.

Like short form pre-drawn, hybrid and original used themes.

Hybrid themes:

1. "It's over 9000!"
2. "One man's magic is another's engineering."
3. "I'm never going to let you down."

Of the three, only Hybrid uses templates with art on them.

Comics used:

And Shine Heaven Now
Cool Cat Studio
Demonology 101
Dinosaur Comics
Ghastly's Ghastly Comic
Okashina Okashi
Punks and Nerds
Rob and Elliot
Sluggy Freelance
Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki

Original themes:

1. Meeting a historical figure
2. Being the wizard who did it
3. Unintended consequences
4. Living within your means
5. Leading a revolution against tyranny

Non-linear didn't have themes. Instead, I let the kids decide what to write about.

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