What is Fumetti?
Fumetti is the art of creating a story from sequential photos. In other words: making a comic book with pictures instead of drawings.
Here’s a page from an old-school comic book:
Each panel has a drawing and word balloons. Some panels also have text boxes, which contain narration.
You don’t have to stick to just rectangles. Here’s a newer (but still older than you!) page:
It’s the same idea, but look at the fourth panel: Cyclops’s head pokes out of the frame.
And you can be even more extreme:
Here’s an example of using photographs in the same format to create a fumetti page:
The panels are rectangles, but they overlap. Some word balloons and sound effects burst out of their frames as well.
Rules for making your own fumetti page:
- Plan your page before you take pictures!
- All people in your pictures must be photographed by you, but you can use other photos for props.
- You must have at least four panels.
- There are built-in ways to Photoshop to create word balloons, but custom-made word balloons will look better.