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Title:   Comics & Graphic Novels      

Course Number:      EXP 0024B
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

 
In this course, we'll explore comics from the bottom up, discovering how comics work by discussing established cartoonists' strips and then drawing our own comics. After learning about the form of comics through single-panel cartoon and style exercises, we'll transition into thinking about content by addressing the genre of many famous graphic novels: autobiography. Why do authors like Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) or Art Spiegelman (Maus), use comics to tell their stories? We'll begin to formulate an answer to that question by drawing diary strips and writing about graphic novels. In the final section of this course, we'll turn to distribution and collaboration, exploring the comics community in Boston and beyond. Students will gain a fresh perspective on comics, whether you're an avid graphic novel reader or an incurable doodler. No artistic talent or experience is necessary; all you need is, as the Center for Cartoon Studies puts it, "a fearless commitment to putting images on paper" and a dogged determination to figure out how comics work. To the drawing board!
  

Instructor: Anna Christine

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 to Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Day(s): TTh           Times: 6:00-9:30 PM
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50358

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Open

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