Henniker: Manga, Panel by PanelPosted: 28-10-2008 | |
- Subjective motion (putting the reader INTO the action)
- Advancing the story by emphasizing details of the setting
- Character traits (via actions, reactions, and expressions)
- Expressive cartooning
- Silent panels
- Panel choice as a means of story construction
By reading, studying, and selectively copyingÂ bits and pieces of Miyazaki’s artwork, we’re internalizing some of his techniques, as well as a taste of the voice of a master mangaka.Â This will be important experience when we begin our individual manga projects in the coming weeks!
Here are some examples of our preliminary explorations; the arrows at the top of the comics indicate whether you should read the panels -left-to-right-> (Western style) or <-right-to-left- (Japanese style):
We’ve also discussed the many Japanese artforms that make up the historical roots of manga, including:
- Kibyoshi = 18th-century Japanese storybooks, a.k.a. â€œYellow-Covers,” featuring drawings by such famous artists as:
- Kamishibai = 12th-20th century sequential storytelling, or â€œstorycard theatreâ€Â [Kamishibai history]
For more about the fascinating history of Kamishibai, students can check out Allen Say’s Kamishibai Man in the school library.