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

Drawing Comics and Sequential Art

Mauricio Cordero

Drawing Comics is a hands-on introduction to comics and sequential art production. Students will learn how to: develop storylines; write scripts; develop characters; draw characters panels and backgrounds; prepare comic books for print production; and practice 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.