Course description

This course examines the history of the form including graphic novels and comic strips and explores the building blocks necessary to create effective comics based upon personal experiences and research. Students are taught ways to access their writing and artistic abilities and apply them to sequential narratives. There is an emphasis on capturing ideas through regular sketchbook exercises that draw from students' daily encounters in their environment. Students are encouraged to explore an array of visual approaches and techniques in the creation of weekly assignments within the confines of a single black-and-white page.

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Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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