Parting Shot: Jonathan Hickman’s Graphtacular ‘Fantastic Four’ Outline

Parting Shot: Jonathan Hickman’s Graphtacular ‘Fantastic Four’ Outline

[T]he various plotlines as they progress through 30 issues of Fantastic Four.

Comparative Narrative Story Structures Charted!


Comparative Narrative Story Structures Charted!.

Lots of people have come up with lots of ways to map, chart, categorize, name and formulate story patterns and structures. Also see The Story Structure Countdown: How Different ‘Experts’ Say You Should Structure a Story.

Visualization of Narrative

Visualization of Narrative

We visualized character interactions and relative emotional content for three very different books: a haunting memory play, a metaphysical mood piece, and a children’s fantasy classic. A dynamic graph of character relationships displays the evolution of connections between characters throughout the book. Emotional strength and valence of each sentence are shown in a color-coded sentiment plot.

Rocky Morphology


Rocky Morphology

It wouldn’t be a Rocky movie without an epic montage, a good and bloody fight, oh and some dialogue, too. There are, in fact, only a few basic narrative elements that make up the formula for all six Rocky films. Using empirical data collection (i.e. watching the six movies over six days straight), Rocky Morphology analyzes the Rocky series in order to identify its key narrative elements.

Transmedia Storytelling: Creating Worlds with Fans

Transmedia Storytelling from Ginaluca Fiorelli.

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories – YouTube

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories – YouTube.

Short lecture by Kurt Vonnegut on the ’simple shapes of stories.‘

Serial Orientations

from Jason Mittell. Here’s the accompanying description.

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Visualization


Visualization of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book [via]. You can download an annotated pdf file here.