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Children's reading advocacy poster by guelpacq Children's reading advocacy poster by guelpacq
Here's one of two advertisements I needed to make for my Visual Design class.

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This is a poster for elementary school children (4th-6th grade) to encourage them to read books. 

I have to say that I was inspired by an idea of one of my favorite artists whom I was able to talk to last week.
:iconqueeniechan:
She decided to stop making traditional manga and comics for certain reasons, and instead decided to focus on making "comic prose". If you don't know, she has been working with this new and creative concept for a while, and it's something I'd want to try too and apply in some of my future projects starting with this poster. According to her, comic prose is storytelling with a combination of text paragraphs and comic panels in one page.

I decided to apply a similar combination and balance of text and images in this poster, and this is the result of my inspiration. The larger words were supposed to be visuals which were just as effective as the photos used in each row. Since this is for children, I had to use limited words so it will be easy enough for the kids to understand them.
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:iconqueeniechan:
QueenieChan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks!
Glad to see that what I'm doing is helping kids read (in a way). :D
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guelpacq Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student
No problem! I'm happy that you like it.
I know it's not comic prose, but at least you get the idea. Maybe reading comic prose could be a good way to make reading a little easier and more interesting for kids :D
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah I do.
Actually, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is super popular, and it's similar to comics-prose.
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guelpacq Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student
Ok, so it's already been tried before, but it's possible that someone else could make a different story in a similar format.
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't call "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" comics-prose.
It's more like illustrated prose (check it out in a bookstore).
It's also written in diary format, so it's not a straight-forward narrative.
Still, mixing prose with pictures is increasingly popular, so eventually people are going to try mixing comics with prose. It's one thing mixing prose with pictures, but another thing altogether making comics and prose work together in an integrated SINGLE narrative.
I like to think I'm ahead of the curve... :)
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guelpacq Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student
Comics and prose working together in a single narrative successfully looks like a theory right now, but I'm sure that you could prove that it's possible when one's writing and illustrations are more than good enough to put together and create the story.
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, I've already done it.
Comics and prose working together in a single narrative, that is. :)
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guelpacq Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student
Alright then. I guess I'll be trying it myself as soon as I can create a decent character and find a theme to write about.
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