ISMA 305 Instructor: Carol Gigliotti, PhD
The growth and evolution of the Internet has shifted artistic practices and methods of diffusion of work. Literature is no exception to this shift. The ISMA 305 course Interactive Narrative: Graphic Novel explores how the online space could be used to portray a narrative, while learning traditional elements of graphic novel production and incorporating them to this new interactive space.
The students were given the task, as a final project, to post online a 25 page graphic novel, demonstrating an understanding of narrative and interactive narrative structure, the development of pages and/or navigation, and the use of line, light, time, space, words, and images in the construction of narrative. The resulting narratives were posted in various ways, on blogs and websites, on blogs or websites, or through the development of a website which is more than just a platform, but is the graphic novel itself.
The final works, however, demonstrated not only an understanding of these concepts, but also each student’s unique artistic and narrative style. Links to these works may be found below for your perusal.
Michaelangelonight /Crystal Smith
Don’t forget to turn on the sound.
The Journey / Adri Pretorius
Sweet Denouement / Francisco Rubio
Vancouver City Zombies / Krystal Stone
Story is written by Stephan Pitt.
Maniac / Ke Hu
Please open it with Safari.
The background music is Exodus by pianoist Maksim. The Exodus is the story of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt following the death of Joseph, their departure under the leadership of Moses, the revelations at Sinai, and their wanderings in the wilderness up to the borders of Canaan. My story is similar to the traditional anciet story spiritually.
Dream Circus / Michelle Chih-Hua Tseng
Starships / Winnie Chuang
The Thief and The Light / Kristi Pereira Newton
Andy Chueh Graphic Novel / Yu Hung Chueh
Bisclavret / amanda worrall
The Rise and Fall of One Dawn Knight / Jennifer McEachern
My Fail Life / Amanda Teoh