About the Contest
What You Will Create
Branching, interactive graphic stories –web comics– allow readers to make choices on behalf of a character and see the positive or negative outcome of those choices. You will create a branching comic using the Comic-BEE platform with different scenes and different endings for your students to select as they learn. And the best part is…you don’t need to be able to draw! Comic-BEE includes a wide range of full color graphic assets including different characters and props.
What is a Branching Web Comic?
Branching, interactive graphic stories –web comics– are a relative of “choose your own adventure” stories. Long a favorite of bored parents, these stories allow a child to make choices on behalf of a character, causing the story to follow a variety of branches that…
Why Use Branching Web Comics for Cybersecurity Education?
Nearly a decade ago, the Secure Decisions team created branching, graphic comics by hand for a cybersecurity education research project. The resulting web comics were well received but fairly expensive to create: each one took about a man month of time, and required…
How Do You Create a Branching Web Comic with Comic-BEE?
The process of creating a published comic or graphic novel like those you buy at a bookstore typically begins with developing the story details and characters, then creating the visual presentation. This latter step is often a two part process: first creating a quick…