project proposal draft2

Defne Camcioglu

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Project Definition

 

I wrote a comic book about a boy’s adventures, who suddenly becomes very little while he was scaring of being adult.  This book will include the adventures of this boy after he became very small and he will face with some absurd challenges. This book will be an e book because I want more people to get this book easier. I will put some paintings in this book to visualize it and to make the adventures more powerful I will put some motions and sounds to my drawings.

 

 

Target audience/user

Since this project is a fairytale this would be for children who enjoys reading however because this book is not so short I suggest this book to children whom are bigger than 12.  I would put some jokes in that book and this book has some deep messages which mature people could only understand that’s why it is also will be good for an adult reader who enjoys comic.

 

 

Goals and objectives

 

I would like to emphasize people that they were also child to adult readers of this book and I would like to emphasize that being a child is very good and enjoyable to whom still is a child. While I was writing this book I realized that either the objects are getting really bigger or the people are getting smaller and I wanted realized that the new world is getting worse and shallow and the people are really not related with the nature (forests, animals, nature). So by using that little boy who finds himself in wild and enjoyable nature I wanted to emphasize the problems that I realized about the world. I also want to create a Turkish comprehensive child book, which I hardly find some sources and I want that book includes the new problems of the world.  I want to use some paintings to show the reader what I imagined while I am writing this book and I used some new technologies (motion inside of my paintings, some sounds in the pages) while I am making this book, to give the real adventure affect to the reader.

 

Background Information 

 

 

I was thinking of some objects, which is actually seemed different than what they are used for. For instance a shower, which seems like a teapot or a dancing place and a speaker which seems like headphone. Than I imagined some people who are dancing in a headphone or who is taking his or her shower in a teapot. I thought that it was very funny and this created a question in my mind. The objects can be really big in these days and I felt myself as their slaves because I felt that there was a problem, either the people become so small or the objects were getting really bigger. Then I thought about making some of their sculptures however it would be really expensive to make these kind of sculptures than I decided to draw them to see how these objects seem if I was going to draw them. I thought that it would be very enjoyable to write a story about these objects. That’s why I started to write a comic story about a boy who suddenly becomes small. However while I was writing this story I started to think about my childhood and I thought that I never want to grow up when I was a child and I gave that feature to the main the character of my story. That boy never wanted to grow up so he suddenly became really small as he dreamed. I realized that people become greedy and cruel after they grow and they are not able to be happy by having or seeing or feeling some small things so all of them forget what is happiness. However it is inevitable to grow up in life. So I wanted to emphasize these problems that I realized by making some funny adventures and creating different moods. I also wanted my reader to enjoy so I created some fictional situations and some other fictional characters in my story. It is very hard to decide the program that I use and the style of the e- book. I can illustrate this book either as a comic book or as a regular fairytale book. And I also want to make an animation about my story for the people who prefer watching movie instead of reading a book for the people who are as lazy as me. It is really hard to decide where to begin. In addition to these it needs a really long research and it is really hard to find my own drawing style because I have never draw my own characters and when I am drawing this comic book all the drawings should be somehow similar and they need to seem in same style. In addition to these, it is really hard to write a story because writing a story needs really high language skills so I will also improve my language skills…

I am sure that I will develope my writing drawing and programming skills while I am doing this book.

 

To find out some movies, Alice in Wonderland, Hugo and Blechtrommel can be good examples as the similarities of the topics.

As a tattoo maker and drawing style of my story I think Mark John is a very good drawer and I want my drawings to look like his.

I am also affected from South Park and Sponge Bop as a cartoon while I was writing this comic.

I also learned a lot of things from Dr. Seuss and Little Prince while I was writing my fairy tale.

http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/peanuts

http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/calvin

http://www.marcjohns.com

 

 

Detailed project description

 

I will make a comic book between 40 to 50 pages, which will have some drawings and these drawings going to have some motions and sound affects. To give my visual imaginations I will make some drawings, to give some sudden feelings and situations I will put some sound affects. Some pages will include some songs to express the main character’s and his friend ant’s feelings.  I will make some motions in this book because I want to explain the adventures closer to reality. This comic book’s drawing moods are going to be different from each other because the story has some depressing moods and some happy moods. In some pages the narrator will tell us about some disappoints in some pages he will talk about his enjoyable adventures. I will make these drawings like a child because this story is about a boy who is still a child.

 

This story is about a boy who hates everything, and doesn’t want to grow up anymore. He hates everything, his family, his school, his appearance and he protest his mother and father all the time. One day he tells his mother and father that he decided to be a bar tender and he started to fight with his mother and father than he escapes from his house and starts to drink until he become drunk when he wakes up he finds himself in a prison and he suddenly realizes that he become really small. Then he escapes the prison and meets with an ant. The ant becomes his best friend until the end of the story and it helps him to find his school and his house however no one sees them. And they think that the boy is dead. The boy tries to become big again and to become big again he starts to make all the things, which he thinks mature people do. In the end of the book he become big and he forgot his friend ant and he accidentally crushes his friend ant.

 

SCOPE

 

This book will be an e book, however it will have some drawings and writings so I am planning to publish it as a regular paper book also. My book will seem really childish and it will be colorful, it will have some motions and some sound effects. Because it will have some paintings and sound affects the language of this book will be very simple and the sentences wont be so long. Because this book is also for children the language will be very east to understand. To express the narrator’s feelings I will put some songs in some pages.

 

Difficulties and risks

 

It is really hard to write a story, it is very hard to write a story from a child’s point of view and it is really hard to make it simple and accurate to write. It is also very hard to divide it into pages to find out where should I put sound effects and where should I found my paintings. In addition to these I haven’t created some characters before and it is really hard to create the same character in different moods and different angles. Because this project has some motions it requires some programming skills and I need to learn to use lots of programs.

 

 

required know-how and resources

 

Because it will be a book first I will read some books which are related to my own story, than I need to write and simplify my story. After all these I will make some drawings by my hand and then I will play with them by using photoshop and illustrator. After I finish my drawings I plan to put some motions by using some programmes.

To find out some movies, Alice in Wonderland, Hugo and Blechtrommel can be good examples as the similarities of the topics.

As a tattoo maker and drawing style of my story I think Mark John is a very good drawer and I want my drawings to look like his.

I am also affected from South Park and Sponge Bop as a cartoon while I was writing this comic.

I also learned a lot of things from Dr. Seuss and Little Prince while I was writing my fairy tale.

http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/peanuts

http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/calvin

http://www.marcjohns.com

 

 

Phases of the Project

 

Write the whole story.

Simplify the language of the story

Decide where to put some paintings

Create the characters who are in this book

Create the environment which take place in this book

Finish all the paintings

Play with the paintings in photoshop and illustrator

Put some motions

Put some sound effects.

If you have time publish the book.

If you have time make a short animation about this book

If you don’t have time make a trailer about this book(?)

 

 

 Criteria of success

 

if I can make a 40-50 page book about  and if I am going to be able to finish this book I think I will finish my project. However if I will be able to make a short animation or if I will make a trailer about this book I will feel myself successful.

 

Bibliography and resources

 

To find out some movies, Alice in Wonderland, Hugo and Blechtrommel can be good examples as the similarities of the topics.

As a tattoo maker and drawing style of my story I think Mark John is a very good drawer and I want my drawings to look like his.

I am also affected from South Park and Sponge Bop as a cartoon while I was writing this comic.

I also learned a lot of things from Dr. Seuss and Little Prince while I was writing my fairy tale.

http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/peanuts

http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/calvin

http://www.marcjohns.com

 

 

 

 

 

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