Introduction to Comics and Visual Narrative: From Panel to Comic


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course is focused on the production of short and long-form comics and the visual narrative form. Students will become familiar with 1-3 panel comics, page design, lettering, inking, digital drawing, and 3-part narrative structure for long and short comics.

Looking at the history of storytelling through comics, students will explore various examples of comic genres, including classic EC, Marvel and DC comics, Indie Comix, Neo-Noir Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels, Diary Comics, and Poetry Comics, also learn how these forms are presented in contemporary online comics.

This online class uses the Zoom platform.

Excited about comics? This class is part of the Visual Storytelling and Comics Certificate Program.

This class has already begun.

Heide Solbrig is a cartoonist and media scholar (MFA, Ph.D.) who teaches, writes, and draws memoir and journalistic comics. Her comics about growing up in the divorce generation of the 1970s have been written about in Filmmaker Magazine as well as appearing in literary journals, anthologies, and her own publications. Founder of the Boston ComicsWorkspace run out … Read more