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panel

a box that contains a given scene.

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cliffhanger

a narrative technique used to sustain the reader’s interest level; biggest cliffhanger is usually placed at the end of a comic.

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symbols

a technique used to save time and convey commonly accepted meanings that are easily recognised.

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the front cover

advertising or promotional page used to sell the comic.

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the narration box

all other types of text aside from word balloons and thought bubbles.

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motion lines

create the illusion of movement, lines designed to show the movement of characters - more lines create a sense of speed and pace within the panel.

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mood

created through lighting, background and how thick or thin lines are drawn. Thick lines are dark, threatening; thin lines convey a sense of relief and wild lines create a sense of weirdness.

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Tail

pointer leading from balloon to speaker.

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Time

repeated panels to create the passing of time. Key phrases in narration boxes are also commonly used to show time - ‘later in space’, ‘next morning’ ‘some time later’ and ‘meanwhile’.

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Tier

row of panels (left to right) on the page.

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Thought bubbles

tell the reader what characters are thinking.

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Word bubbles

the container of a text-dialogue spoken by a character.

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Sound effects

the objective of the illustrator is to draw the word reflecting its shape to show its sound, onomatopoeic words are commonly used - eg ‘biff’, ‘bang’ and ‘boom’.

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border

the outline of a panel

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Gutters

the space between the panels

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camera angles

used in panels to add variety and establish atmosphere. Common examples of angles used include: Wide- Shots, Close-Ups, Extreme Close-Ups, Point-of-View, Bird’s Eye View and Worm’s Eye View

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closure

used in panels to add variety and establish atmosphere. Common examples of angles used include: Wide- Shots, Close-Ups, Extreme Close-Ups, Point-of-View, Bird’s Eye View and Worm’s Eye View

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subtext

when words and pictures say different things