CAMERA CONVENTIONS in GRAPHIC NOVELS

In THEATRICAL vs. CINEMATIC STORYTELLING, I mention a lot of things like “zoom,” “pan,” “establishing shot,” etc, which are terms typically used to direct cinematography in movies. While there aren’t any “cameras” in comics, the artist is still both director and cinematographer: they direct the shots, understand…

WHAT IS A KIDLIT GRAPHIC NOVEL?

If you are a children’s book writer or illustrator, you probably already know what “kidlit” means but maybe aren’t so familiar with graphic novels. If you come from comics and graphic novels, I’m not gonna assume you know what kidlit means. So let’s explain both what they ARE and what they are NOT.