A quick focus activity, using the most basic comics format…
Set up a page with 2 same-size panels (either side by side, or stacked vertically).
For the sake of clarity, you may want to number your panels (1 & 2).
EXAMPLES BELOW: Autobio | Historical | Before & After
- PANEL 1: “THEN”
= Show a memory from an earlier part of your life.
- PANEL 2: “NOW”
= Show a more recent scene. (How has an idea changed / evolved / stayed the same…?)
This can be a useful format for quick reflective diary comics…
Show 2 key scenes from a historical topic or process. Label each panel with a date and/or location.
Works well for:
- narrative history
- major events & changes
- primary source quotes, &c.
2-PANEL: “BEFORE & AFTER”
Label the entire page with a title (and/or a date & place).
- PANEL 1 = Show a scene from BEFORE the title event/date.
- PANEL 2 = Show a scene from AFTER the title event/date.
Works well for: cause & effect, reactions, political cartoons, &c.
EXTENSION: Would your comic work better with a middle panel, showing the actual title event/date? Try a 3-PANEL PAGE >> or a 3-PANEL COMIC STRIP >>
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