How to Tell Stories in Small Spaces : Illustrated Narratives for Mobile Devices

April 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

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  • John Cawley III
  • Michael Bonafede
  • Eduardo Argento
  • Pierre Sévigny
  • Jason Wrench
  • Trevor Hancock
  • Dave Daniels
  • Natascha Wise
  • Todd Edwards
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April 1, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Sunday the 1st of April at 20:00 BST/15:00 EDT/12:00 PDT

Have you ever wished to create stories with mobile devices in mind? This webinar discusses the challenges of representing an illustrative narrative on smaller screens. How is the planning, composition, artwork and text of a story altered by displaying it in a small screen? What limitations exist and how do you overcome these as an illustrator and storyteller? There’s a real need to address these challenges as we consume more and more content on mobile devices. Peter von Stackelberg tackles these issues and lays out some of the tools that are available for small space story-telling.

  • Why Publish on Mobile Devices
  • Trends in Digital Storytelling
    • Digital comics
    • Micro-novels
    • Illustrated Stories
  • E-Book vs. App vs. Motion Book
  • Steps to Creating an e-Story
  • Designing for Small Screens – The Hardware
  • Designing for Small Screens – User Interface
  • Designing for Small Screens – User Interaction/Navigation
  • Designing for Small Screens — User engagement
  • Designing for Small Screens – Visual storytelling
    • Visual composition
    • Ratio of text to image
    • Speech/thought bubbles in small spaces
    • Covers, credits and other pages
  • Create Comic Book Archive Files
  • Tools for Creators
    • Adobe Spark
    • MotionArtist
    • Madefire
    • Kindle Comics Creator
    • Reallusion CrazyTalk Animator 3
    • Squiffy

About the presenter : Peter von Stackelberg


“Whether it’s with words or images, I love to tell stories. I’ve been a storyteller as far back as I can remember — well before I made journalism my first career.

I studied journalism at Ryerson University (long before it was known as a university) and spent a number of years as an investigative journalist and news photographer. With the emergence of the web in the 1990s, I worked as a web designer, e-commerce developer, and IT project manager. In the early 2000s, I was a professional futurist doing technology forecasting and working as a technology strategist. I also began teaching college classes in strategic management, managing technology and innovation, project management, business communications, systems thinking, and other courses.

Through all of these jobs writing and visual communication remained a core part of the work I did.

I have a B.A. in Journalism from Ryerson University, an M.S. in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and an M.S. in Information Design & Technology from SUNY IT (State University of New York Institute of Technology).