Making Comics S2021

CMX304 Making Comics Spring 2021 What We Did [WILL POPULATE WITH STUDENT EXAMPLES…] See ALL my syllabi & resources here Download full syllabus as a (PDF).  Required Reading: Matt Madden 99 Ways to Tell a Story Lynda Barry Syllabus Tillie Walden Spinning Recommended Texts: Comics making is a highly individual and idiosyncratic activity. To that end, we will have…

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First steps

A short post – as I plug away (slowly but surely) on the follow up to Unflattening – with the working title Nostos – I wanted to send out a call to anyone who has always wanted me to draw their baby (or themselves as a baby) in a book! I’m looking specifically for images of learning to roll…

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ME WE

I made a thing in response to the past four years and the hopeful shift represented by January 20, 2021. If you’d like to download, PDF is here. It is a successor to my 2016 election comic “WE.” I don’t get a lot of time to draw these days on my book, let alone for…

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Making Zithers

The state of things these last months has meant that I’ve posted much less about my teaching than I’d intended (though as always, I have tons of my teaching materials compiled here). But I recently shared some activities from class on Twitter, and given the response to them, I thought I’d detail them here. The…

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ING 2020

Sharing here my quadrennial presidential election comic for 2020 “ING…” I made the first of these political comics back in 2004 (see “Security” here and “Show of Hands” here), and that occasion prompted my full-on return to comics-making as an adult. As a result, I’ve ended up doing one each election season since. This one…

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