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A reason to change: how medium affects story

I developed a story simultaneously as a comic book and as a play in order to examine how the differences between the mediums affected the development of the story. The story I told is called "Lately Something's Changed" and follows the last two males left on Earth as they deal with the death of the last female and what that means for their lives moving forward. The play was performed at CSULA in February of 2014, where I distributed copies of the comic to everyone in attendance to get feedback about both. Through analyzing that feedback and the notes I made during development, I decided that stories exist outside of the medium through which they are told. Thus, any story can be told through any medium, but a good author takes advantage of the particular strengths and weaknesses of a medium when crafting a story.

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