CMS.S60 (undergrad) /CMS.S96 (grad)

Crafting Comics and Sequential Art

Mauricio Cordero

Crafting Comics is a hands-on introduction to comics and sequential art. Students will learn how to: develop a storyline; write a script; develop character; structure stories; and understand the basics of sequential language, composition and layout. We will also engage with the crucial personal and political issues at stake across a range of comics genres, from the superhero, to the autobiographical, to the genre-transcending and countercultural. This course will help students understand not just how we create comics, but also why we create comics. No drawing or design experience required. Register for 12 units.