Forensic Sciences draw from a number of different scientific branches, including biology and chemistry. Forensic Scientists study the recognition, identification, recovery, analysis and evaluation of scientific information which can be used as evidence in a court of law.
When you were studying forensic sciences with your Student Mentors some of the things you were particularly interested in were identifying fingerprints, the process of collecting evidence from a crime scene and working out what is reliable and unreliable evidence.
Comics is a medium used to tell stories through images, usually in a sequence of panels. Text is also a featured in comics, a lot of the time in captions, speech bubbles and using onomatopoeia. Comic books have both scriptwriters and artists working on them.
When starting to create your comic at Bright Ideas you began with developing your story, characters and setting based on forensic sciences and then fitting your story into a limited number of panels! It was important to take time neatly and equally drawing the panels so that the comic had a strong foundation.
Your mentors have gathered together some web resources and pieces of software that will help you to explore forensic sciences and comics further!
Although you don't have your own Bright Ideas Workbook at the moment, please feel free to download a new one here. Print it off and use it to take notes or work through some of the questions and think of ideas for a comic strip that you could create. Use the new resources to help!
If you end up making a Bright Ideas project at home please let us know! Send an email to Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecturer Keith Sturrock gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Forensic Sciences course.
Senior Lecturer Kevin Smith gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Biomedical Science course.
Lecturer William Graham gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Criminology course.