A nuts-and-bolts look at comic books and graphic novels purely from the writer's side. With 'Making Comics' by Scott McCloud as the basic text, we'll look at panel descriptions that inspire visuals, character-driven dialogue, the seven types of relationship between words and pictures, the writer/artist relationship and more. In addition to various writing exercises, students will develop their own ideas from springboards into completed scripts. This is not a course about artwork, and requires no artistic skills. It is also not a course about stereotypes, treating graphic novel as an open medium capable of engaging any type of literary effort from genre to poetry.
S-Writing the Graphic Novel
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017