This course is called “Graphic Novel Appreciation”. Its goal is to help the artist develop as a visual thinker via comics (and related) mediums – we’ll accomplish this through analyzing select graphic novels as they relate to visual story-telling, as well as class discussion and creative application exercises.
1. One day of the week we'll organize specific topical discussions of or relating to comics. You'll also be responsible for providing one in-class oral presentation (see assignment 6).
2. The other day of the week, through small projects, we will draw comics (individual and group). It is best to use this time to work on skills that will aid you in completing the drawing portion of your project final.
3. Out of class we'll respond to our discussions about how it relates to comics you've read, and if possible, to your personal work (see assignments 3 and 4).
4. Through out the semester you'll be working on a project final (see assignment 5).
You will be graded on 3 things:
1. Class participation.