This course guides students through the process of bringing illustrations to the next level by creating unique comics and graphic novels. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, introducing students to character development, plot structure, scripting, and storyboarding. Skills in pencilling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective are introduced through the use of a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional media, which may include colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, digitally edited drawings, and/or handmade zines. Artist presentations, trips to the Art Institute of Chicago, and visits to downtown Chicago's vast array of public art provide inspiration and drawing practice as an entry into the basics of comic narrative and stylization. *Basic drawing skills are helpful, but not required.
"Alex is a very outgoing and has a popping personality. These are great traits to have for a teacher. She is open to a variety of artwork and gives praise with constructive criticism." – Parent of Comics and Graphic Novels Online with Alex Dahm student
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|Class meeting time||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Saturday|
|Building and room||SP 410|
|Course instructor||Alex Dahm|