Storyboard Chronology

 "Lascaux Cave"  17,000 years ago


The cave art at Lascaux had been carefully engraved and painted to convey some kinds of story, message or ceremony, rather than simply created for entertainment. The figures on the cave wall emphasize shapes of animal and geometry more than those of plants and natural landscapes. Each image tells the viewers a different story that when those tales are put together, there are argues that it depicts a spiritual ritual in which the new modern version of Homo sapiens replaced the Neanderthal Man during the Upper Paleolithic period performed to worship Nature. Perhaps, in antiquity, these early civilizations pray to Nature for a successful hunting or prosperous domestication as seen from the images of wounded bisons, cows and rolling horses on the grass. 


Gobeklitepe Pillar #43 12,000 years ago

The ‘Vulture-Stone’. Credit: Alistair Coombs

“The scene on the obelisk unearthed in Göbeklitepe could be construed as the first pictograph because it depicts an event thematically” explained Director of the Şanlıurfa Museum, Müslüm Ercan, to the Hurriyet Daily News . Ercan is leading the excavation at Göbeklitepe. “It depicts a human head in the wing of a vulture and a headless human body under the stela. There are various figures like cranes and scorpions around this figure. 

The artifacts discovered in the ancient city have provided information about ancient burial traditions in the area in which bodies were left in the open for raptors such as vultures to consume. According to Mr Ercan, this enabled the soul of the deceased to be carried into the sky. It was called “burial in the sky” and was depicted on the obelisks in Göbeklitepe. Such rituals were conducted in and around the city around 12,000 years ago.


Matthew, Mark, Luke & John 1st Century AD

The story board structure of the Gospels

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell the story of Jesus from four different perspectives. Matthew, the bean counter former tax collector, gives all the facts and numbers: "fed five thousand with five loatves and two fishes."

Mark, is action Jackson, telling war story after war story; Jesus raised the dead, walked on water, died on the cross and was resurrected.

Luke begins the appeal to the 25% minority Intuitive (Upper Right Brain) people as the physician turned Evangelist who relates all the women and Jesus tales, "let ye cast the first stone.

John (Lower Right Brain) who took care of Jesus's mom, lays out the Theology, covers all the emotional, Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces basis for making the judgement that Jesus was the Messiah.

Like the rest of the New Testament, the four gospels were written in Greek. The Gospel of Mark probably dates from c. AD 66–70, Matthew and Luke around AD 85–90, and John AD 90–110. Despite the traditional ascriptions, all four are anonymous and most scholars agree that none were written by eyewitnesses.



Histoire de Mr. Vieux Bois  Rodolphe Töpffer, 1830

The format consists of sequential pictures with captions, a.k.a. "text comics", rather than utilizing the staple of word-balloons, a convention that would later be developed in newspaper comic strips. In Understanding Comics, comics theorist Scott McCloud says Töpffer's work is in many ways "the father of the modern comic". McCloud emphasizes Töpffer's use of "cartooning and panel borders" along with "the first interdependent combination of words and pictures seen in Europe".

Töpffer described comics as a medium appealing particularly to children and the lower classes, and this is evident in the style of the work. It is notable that the story was never intended for publication but rather as an idle "diversion" for his close friends;[10] however, the story achieved widespread popularity in the United States and its original France.

Disney Storyboards

In the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios developed storyboards as a tool for creating engaging and coherent stories. A storyboard is series of sketches that maps out a story and allows filmmakers to visualize the sequence of the plot. Story sketches are created to depict the key storytelling moments of a film.

Architecture 1969

In my 29th year of Architecting, my new collegues announced they were going to do "squats" with the Motorola staff in Tokyo to design a 'chip' factory. They followed the four step Function, Form, Economy and Time format to create a storyboard for a group of end users to reach a consensus solution.


"Willie" Pena's Architectural Programming Storyboard 'Problem Seekimg'

My excuse for not knowing what squating meant was graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1968 while 'Willie' patented his "Problem Seeking" at Texas A&M in 1969.

The creative artist types in the office would illustrate on 5 x 7 cards in word & sketch the individual user group requirements. Afterward they would tape the cards on a large wall under each of the four subject areas. The chief benefits: no hidden agenda, group participation, consensus, bottom up program of requirments.

Kolb's Learning Style Inventory 1980





Experiential Learning Cycle


Four cell Ant & Grasshopper Storyboard



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