Graphic Novels

LALW206-01

Start Date

06/10

Time

1:30pm–4:30pm

Format

Remote

End Date

07/29

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

Credits

3

The course explores the art and composition of the graphic novel and examines its many sub-genres, from superhero tales to memoirs to manga. The textbook is Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. Other texts include WatchmenContract With GodSandmanMaus, and Persepolis. For the final project, students create and make preliminary sketches for an original graphic novel.

This remote course uses the ZOOM platform.

No class June 19th and July 3rd.

Joshua Cohen holds a BA from Haverford College, and an MA and PhD from Boston University. He is Professor of English at MassArt. He has been published in the Classic Record Collector.