I’m so excited! Today I completed the entire first year of Articulate’s E-Learning Heroes challenges – all 48 of them! I started participating about 5 months into the challenge year so there were a lot to make up, but I did it. Before collapsing I’ll share one of my favorites I uncovered back at #11: Comic Style Themes for E-Learning.
Figuring Out the Style
I don’t know much about comic books and didn’t have a clue how to handle this challenge, but figured it out the same way I did the interactive resume one. I searched for comic books on Pinterest, pinned a couple of things, then took in the rest. That made it easy to assess the approach and style and I got the gist very quickly.
How About Harassment?
I thought about courses I’ve done that I could adapt, and harassment seemed like just the ticket. I already had the material and characters in place; I just needed to change the style and ramp up the drama.
Colors & Fonts
The color palette came from the outfits of the characters on the cover. Add in the classic yellow box for narration, and you’re all set. The fonts were free from Dafont: That great title font is Feast of Flesh BB and the paragraph font is Comic Book.
Before & After
Here are a couple of screens from this harassment course I did a few years back. You can see how I adapted them to the comic book demo. You can also see that the comic book style gave me an acceptable way to make it more personal and cut to the chase more quickly and with greater emotional impact.
Given more time I’d have loved to add in music, sound effects, and background images; but as a quick learning exercise I’m pretty happy with it. Fortunately David Anderson promises he’ll have another comic book challenge coming up in the new challenge year. (Ka-zam!!!)