- Some very popular and good sci-fi titles can be easily found in many places.
- The plot is the type of storyline that is most widely used in superhero comics.
Characteristics of Comics - Every comic must have its own characteristics, comics are actually the result of a fusion of art with literature. This is what often makes comics referred to as an illustrated literary work that contains words and images. Comics are often found on various platforms such as newspapers, magazines, social media, to book form. Well, to distinguish comics from other works of art, here we will discuss the characteristics of comics and their explanations. However, before that, we first discuss the explanation of the meaning of comics. A. What is Comic? A. What is Comic? As explained in the introduction above, in the book Tips for Drawing Comics by Setiawan G Sasongko, comic is a word that comes from the Greek, namely comicos. Komikos itself can be intended as a joke or joy. Comics originally did have comedic characteristics and were intended as entertainment. This opinion is also the same as the Big Indonesian Language Dictionary (KBBI), KBBI reveals that comics are a picture story that is easy to digest and funny or entertaining.
Its easy-to-understand and funny nature makes comics very easy to develop from time to time. In today's modern era, comics have become a work of art that has many fans. This can be proven by the number of comics that have been recorded and published with hundreds of episodes and the abundance of various applications that provide comics. Comics are the right means of entertainment because they make it easier for readers to listen to a story as well as entertain readers with pictures and words in it. In addition to having an entertainment function, lately comics have penetrated various platforms with various types of intent. Not infrequently there are also many comics that discuss serious topics such as politics, law, and social society. Comics are also often used as a form of satirical message to certain parties. However, many also turn into comics as a fun learning medium. Based on the comic book entitled Dari Wayang Beber to Digital Comics by Indiria Maharsi, comics are a collection of images or symbols that have a certain story sequence. According to him, the comic was made that way because it aims to provide information and satisfy the aesthetic impression of the readers. Comic artists or comic artists can express picture by picture by using all available space or media to form a certain storyline.
The proportional nature means that comics can arouse feelings or emotional feelings from the reader.
A successful comic is usually someone who has two skills at once to be able to combine drawing and composing a story line. First, one of the main characteristics of comics is that they are proportional. The proportional nature means that comics can arouse feelings or emotional feelings from the reader. This trait will make the reader enter into the story and feel involved as one of the comic characters being read. Second, one of the next characteristics of comics is the presence of conversational language. As a work of art that has a storyline, comics very often use conversation to further strengthen the story as well as a way to make it easier for readers to understand the image. In addition, comics also often use everyday conversational language so that it is very easy for readers to understand. Third, one of the characteristics of comics is the emergence of a heroic attitude from one of the main characters or characters. This is what often evokes feelings or attitudes of being a hero from the readers. Fourth, one of the characteristics of comics is the depiction of characters. Most of the characters used in comics have a simple character. This easy and simple description of the character has the aim of making it easier for the reader to understand the character and character. Finally, containing humor is one of the main characteristics of comics.
As one of the most popular works of art, comics are liked because they contain a lot of humor. This is what makes many readers entertained and happy to do comic reading activities. Strip comics or commonly referred to as cut comics are a type of comic that only consists of several panels of an image. However, the comic strip still expresses the idea of the content and the storyline as a whole. Comic strips are easy to find in newspapers or children's magazines such as Bobo Magazine or Kompas Daily. Comic strips are made not with a lot of pictures, but only with a few pictures. This causes this type of comic not to convey too many ideas or messages. Comic strips are more focused on one issue, for example the response to an event or issues that are currently being discussed by the public. One of the most popular types of comics is comic books. As the name implies, comic books are a type of comic made in book form. Plus, in one comic book only contains one complete story. Comic books are generally published in the form of book series, in one comic book it may have tens to hundreds of series and some are still unfinished. There are comics that feature a continuous story, but some are only for a few series. Online comics can be said to be the comics that people read the most in today's digital era. The internet has made changes to the comic ecosystem, where in the past comics could only be read by buying the comic book. However, now many online comics are scattered on the internet that can be read. The low cost and the compact make people start moving from reading comic books to online comics.
The increasing interest of online comic readers has finally made talented comic artists jump in to develop themselves to draw comics online. Several platforms for reading comics online have also emerged, such as Webtoon Line. This webtoon from Line is one of the most popular comic reading platforms today. This comic application from South Korea contains hundreds of comics every day, in fact it is recorded that there are many comic artists from various countries in it, such as South Korea, Japan, Thailand, to Indonesia. After understanding the meaning, characteristics, and types based on the shape of the comic. Next, we will discuss the types of comics based on the genre of comics. Some of them are non-fiction comics, science fiction comics, superhero comics, and mystery comics. One of the most widely produced types of comics so far is comics with the non-fiction genre. This type of comic is actually almost the same as other non-fiction books, except that non-fiction comics use images to tell the story. Non-fiction comics also contain stories about life experiences or events in everyday life that are sourced from true stories. Even so, this non-fiction comic is not similar to the storytelling style found in a very detailed and complete biographical book.
Some very popular and good sci-fi titles can be easily found in many places.
Non-fiction comics can usually be much deeper and memorable, because there are pictures as well as text that make it easier for the reader to get involved in the story. Some examples of comic titles with non-fiction genres are The Complete Persepolis, Fun Home, Maus: A Survivor's Tale, and so on. Science fiction comics are comics that have a genre about the future or use techniques to build the world to come. Stories built in science fiction comics mostly emphasize a sophisticated technological advancement, time travel, to exploration between galaxies or space and its aliens. Not only that, the issue raised in comics with the science fiction genre is about the future of mankind. Future issues that most often include two things, namely about the future of the human world which is highly developed and better, or even the future of the human world which collapses and is then threatened with extinction. Some very popular and good sci-fi titles can be easily found in many places. Some science fiction comic titles, such as Paper Girls, Saga, The Incal, and so on. Furthermore, one of the types of comics that have the highest sales in the market is comics with the superhero genre.
The plot is the type of storyline that is most widely used in superhero comics.
The reason comics with the superhero genre are so much in demand by readers is that they are visually very attractive. Superhero comics almost certainly have the main strength or weapon in a heroic story and very slick illustrations. So, it is not surprising that many people really like this genre of comics. It is common that the majority of people always want to be a hero who eradicates all evil. Characters presented in comics with the superhero genre can almost always make the reader want to become a hero. Superhero comics present superhumans who can fly, run at the speed of light, to humans who can shoot spider webs. In superhero comic stories it is depicted that everyone wants to be a super hero to fight bad people and save the city. The plot is the type of storyline that is most widely used in superhero comics. Finally, one type of comic that is already familiar and has quite a number of fans is a comic with the mystery genre. Comics of this genre almost always manage to keep the reader interested and very curious. That's because the characters and the dialogue used in it will make the reader always curious to solve the real questions in the story. When reading comics with this mystery genre, readers will also be involved in interpreting and trying to solve the crimes or irregularities presented in the story. There are many comic book titles with mystery genre that can be easily found in the market, such as Blacksad, The Fade Out, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, and many more. After knowing the meaning, characteristics, and types based on form and based on the genre of comics. Next, we will discuss examples of comics that have been made in Indonesia.
Some of them are comics about legendary stories such as The Blind from the Ghost Cave, Mahabarat to stories from Indonesian superheroes like Gundala, and so on. Mahabharata is a comic that tells about the greatest stories from ancient India. The comic was created by one of the legendary artists from Indonesia, RA Kosasih. Broadly speaking, this Mahabharata comic tells a story involving the Five Pandavas against the Kauravas to fight for the throne of Hastinapura. This comic has succeeded in turning the wayang story into a very friendly comic book for children to adults to read. The comic Si Buta from the Ghost Cave is the work of a famous Indonesian comic artist, Ganeh TH. This comic tells the story of an archipelagic fighter who managed to impress his readers with his actions. At the end of 1970, the comic Si Buta dari Gua Hantu was brought to the small screen to become an action film with the same title. Comics Benny and Mice originally had a form as a comic strip or comic strip. The name of the comic Benny & Mice is the name of the two comic creators, namely Benny Rachmadi and Muhammad "Mice" Misrad. The Kompas Daily Newspaper is a newspaper that publishes the Benny and Mice comic every week. Benny and Mice is a comic that tells the story of the condition of Jakarta as a metropolitan city. Gundala Comics is a comic with the original Indonesian superhero genre. This comic is one of the works of a comic artist named Hasmi or better known as Harya Suraminata. The Gundala character himself first appeared in the Gundala Putra Petir comic. The name Gundala is a word taken from the Javanese language, namely Gundolo which means lightning. Finally, the Put On comic by Kho Wang Gie is one of the oldest comics in the history of the Indonesian nation. The comic, which was first released in Koran Sin Po in 1931, is a comic made during the Dutch colonial era. Put On comics are published twice a week, on Fridays and Saturdays. The language used in this comic is still Malay. This legendary comic is included in the comic strip or comedy genre. The library is a digital library service today that carries the B2B concept. We are here to make it easier to manage your digital library.
Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.