Topics in English - Humanities: Comics and Cartooning: Writing with Pictures

English 2005
Comics and Cartooning: Writing with Pictures
Section 1
Nick Potter
Arts & Science 300

Comics & Cartooning: Writing with Pictures is designed to introduce students at every level of artistic ability to the work of creating comics. As such, students can expect a nuanced, hands-on investigation of the power and complexity of the comics form, including character design, page layout, and the image/text relationship. Students will experiment with various techniques and genres, practicing memoir, journalism, poetry, and fiction in comics form, in addition to developing a vocabulary for engaging comics critically. Dually focused on craft and criticism, the culmination of the course will entail a 16-page comic narrative produced by each student, and a formal presentation analyzing a comics narrative their choice.