Investigate visual storytelling and drawing strategies through the contemporary art forms of comics and graphic novels. Explore a variety of illustrative approaches, such as writing, storyboarding, penciling, and inking/coloring. Building on this foundation, students learn research methods to develop ideas and produce projects that examine narrative structures, material choices, and the integration of text and image. Regular critiques, virtual visits to the Art Institute of Chicago, and exposure to contemporary artists, illustrators, and designers supplement the studio experience. Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required.
"The teacher did a great job understanding and loving everyone’s style."
–Student of Comics and Graphic Novels
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|Class meeting time||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||Online|
|Course instructor||Jessica Campbell|