Part 'History of', part showcase, part bitch fest... a place for those interested in the fine art of the comp and storyboard - especially as they are used in advertising
Well, all are ways to tell a story visually using sequential panels. Comics and graphic novels are usually their own finished product , but storyboards are usually used to sell or illustrate a story concept that will be told in another form (an animated show or film, a movie, a TV ad, etc.) Storyboards can often get away with a looser style than comics since they're considered preliminary art.(Although I've had a few clients that wanted the freakin' Mona Lisa)
Comics are like books.Storyboards are like screenplays. Both use the same medium, but with different limitations set by form, format and intended audience.
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Thanks Chris and Wirt!Your answers are clear and straight!
"Graphic novel" is a new coined term that names what traditionally has been called "comic". And they essentialy are the same thing. Some people like also call it "secuential art".Certainly, storyboard is a piece of work that is a step inbetween to get something else done versus the comic, which is a finished piece in itself. But there are many other differences regarding, use of timing, layout, and format. The main difference could be that comic relies in text and images to tell a story versus storyboards that relies in images.
Thanks Cuacomekiki, very well said!Scott McCloud in his book "Understanding comics" explains a lot about this theory and practice and relations between all sequential art...