Nonfiction Comics & Graphic Novels
Nonfiction Comics & Graphic Novels with TE Bak
NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD ONLINE
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A course for students and artists interested in developing nonfiction comics - such as memoir, journalistic, biographical, historical, science/nature-based, or any other type of nonfiction narrative comics. This mentor-guided course will support students through the development and production of a nonfiction comic (or graphic novel) work. By the end of the course students will 1) develop a personal practice for their comics project/s, 2) begin and/or complete a personal comics project, and 3) establish and cultivate an inclusive and supportive working environment with each other for further work.
Class time in Google Hangouts will be used for an open discussion of published nonfiction graphic novels/comics (including overviews of the medium) and nonfiction graphic novel/comics formats and for sharing ideas/suggestions/critiques about works-in-progress. Drawing time will be scheduled for most class periods.
PREREQUISITES: Students should possess demonstrated drawing ability and basic writing skills. Familiarity with nonfiction comics/graphic novels. Creative writing and/or creative nonfiction writing experience is preferred. Basic computer skills and understanding of Google Drive.
Pencils, pens, nibs, inks, brushes, colored markers, watercolors, rulers, appropriate paper for drawing or inking or watercolor, tablets and stylus.
Please email the instructor if you have questions about specific materials.
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