Thought balloon : Dr Christy Dena

Dena, Christy (2013) Thought balloon : Dr Christy Dena. In Weaver, Tyler (Ed.) Comics For Film, Games, And Animation : Using Comics To Construct Your Transmedia Storyworld. Focal Press (Taylor & Francis Group), London,New York, pp. 48-50.

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In this interview, we discuss the basics of transmedia storytelling and lessons for creatives considering making the jump to a transmedia project.

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ID Code: 77671
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: "Description Writers, directors, and producers— reach a wider audience by embracing comics to supplement your own ideas, and offer more options for audience engagement. Comics are a key element in today’s convergence culture. From their use in video games, like Batman: Arkham City and the Halo series to their use in films like Star Trek and The Incredibles, comics have proven an invaluable method for creators to expand their storyworld and provide audiences with irresistible gateways into the story. Tyler Weaver teaches you how to integrate comic storytelling into your own transmedia work by exploring their past, present, and future. He discusses the creation of the unique mythologies in comic stories and digs into the details of comic construction, from pacing to scripting to collaboration. * Chapters on convergence and mythology building: Comics have endured because of their expansive and exciting mythologies. How can you apply that to your own work? * Interviews with key practitioners and artists in the field, bringing a personal look into how professionals do their work * The companion website features a blog with new projects and advancements in digital comics, expanded interviews, script templates, and listings of independent artists"
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Keywords: transmedia, storytelling
ISBN: 9780240823782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Focal Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2014 23:58
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 15:15

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