The Mechanics of Comics and Graphic Novels [David Lasky and Greg Stump]
Learn to develop and strengthen the storytelling skills used to create successful comics and graphic novels. A cartoonist faces choices about composition, point of view, emphasis, symbols, poses, and other aspects of visual communication. We’ll look at examples from masters of comics and cartoons while exploring different aspects of the medium through a variety of exercises and assignments. Each student will generate multiple short pieces from which we’ll assemble a photocopied class anthology at the end of the four weeks. Note: For this class, drawing ability is not as important as the desire to communicate your ideas clearly.