How Good is the Story in your Graphic Novel?

This is a checklist for students to evaluate the story of their graphic novel.


Use this checklist to evaluate your story.

1. Setting: Does your story have a clear setting? Is it consistent throughout the story? Does it contribute to the overall mood or theme of the story?

2. Characters: Are your characters well-developed? Do they have distinct personalities, appearances, and motivations? Are their actions and dialogues consistent with their personalities?

3. Plot: Does your story have a clear beginning, middle, and end? Is there a conflict or problem that the characters need to resolve? Is there a climax or turning point in the story?

4. Conflict: Is there a clear conflict or challenge that the main character(s) must overcome? Is this conflict resolved by the end of the story?

5. Resolution: Does the story have a satisfying ending? Does it resolve the main conflict and tie up loose ends?

6. Theme: Does your story have a clear theme or message? Is this theme conveyed through the actions of the characters and the events of the story?

7. Dialogue: Is the dialogue between characters natural and believable? Does it contribute to character development and plot advancement?

8. Pacing: Does the story move at a good pace? Is there a balance between action scenes and slower, more introspective moments?

9. Visual Elements: Do the visual elements of your graphic novel (such as the artwork, panel layout, and use of color) enhance the story? Do they help to convey the mood, setting, and character emotions?

10. Originality: Is your story original and unique? Does it offer something new or interesting to the reader?

Remember, a good story doesn't have to tick every box perfectly. The most important thing is that it engages the reader and conveys a meaningful narrative.

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