Author: tshelton

Reflection: Web Comic Process

I really enjoyed the process of making the Web Comic overall. It was really cool for me because I wasn’t directly involved in the creative process however, I saw the beginning stages of all the comics. It was also eye opening to see how many stages it took to get a Web Comic up and going. From the initial braining… Read more →

Un-framed Potential: Persepolis

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel that follows Satrapi’s life as a child growing up during the Iranian war.   The majority of the book is drawn in standard rectangle panels with gutters between them. Any deviation in this pattern calls attention to the speed or intention of the lack of frame.   These particular pages are an… Read more →

Reflection #3: Akira

I’ve really enjoyed Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira this past week. I’ve never read manga before now so it was a bit of a new experience for me. Some of the major difference that I noticed in manga opposed to other more western comic styles were the super detailed panels, the amount of panels and the superhero-like action sequences.   Daniel R.… Read more →

Secondary Education: A Medium for Visual Learners

I recently did a project, in a secondary education class, on UDL (Universal Design for Learning), which is a method of creating opportunity for all different kinds of learners to be engaged and thrive in the classroom. The project involved identifying examples of the nine principles listed in the design. The second one is “Provide options for language, mathematical expression,… Read more →

Reflection 2: Jon’s Optimism

This week, finishing the last chapters of Watchmen was rather difficult for me. I think Watchmen was interesting in the beginning but, as the chapters went on too many different plots sprung up, to easily keep up with the plot. I was also rather frustrated with the jumping back and forth between time lines. I realize this kind of illustration… Read more →