Comics and graphic novels are a great way of telling a story and there are some tools available to help you with this project. These are listed below under RESOURCES.
This can be used for any of the following projects with any of the Sleuth IT games. Decide which you are working on with your teacher / group of students.
1 A single project telling us about something that has happened within the game, for example re-telling the action of something that has happened in an episode, or re-telling a whole episode as a summary of that episode.
2 Creating an ‘on going’ project that you will edit, add to and modify as the game progresses.
3 A concluding project, for example, as part of your submission of solving the case.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
1 What will you use to create your comic / graphic novel? There are many great apps that have been created to make this easy for you with templates for frames, speech bubbles, thinking bubbles, text boxes and text effects (like the examples on this page). OR you can use any app that allows you to add boxes (to place the graphics inside), and add text etc.
2 You can use screenshots from the game or create your own art work
3 What speech will you use to tell the story? Will you put this in speech bubbles for characters to ’say’ or into information text boxes? You will have to think about how much text you use.. don’t overload your pages!
4 Make a plan! This can be done on your device in something like a notes app or with pen paper. Summarise the action and story you want to tell so that you are clear on the story you are going to tell.
Some apps will allow you to add audio, video and use drawing tools as well as shapes. Interactive speech bubbles that play audio of the text to your or SOUND EFFECTS! will greatly enhance your project!
Some examples are shown below with links to templates in different formats.