PSAM

5070

Experimental Comics

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Experimental Comics

Fall 2019

Taught By: Ben Katchor

Section: A

CRN: 4293

Credits: 3

In this class, students will test  the conventions of the comic strip with the goal of finding a personal  drawing style and narrative voice. Through studio exercises students will discover the visual world within their own writing and find literary inspiration through drawing. The course will examine the European precursors of the American comic strip and the work of contemporary alternative comic strip artists, with an eye toward placing the student’s work within a larger literary and artistic context. Students will produce and publish a series of self­-initiated text and ­image works. Emphasis will be placed on the clarity and economy of expression and the reproduction of autographic writing. The compilation of the term’s work will result in a magazine. We will consider new systems and purposes for the publishing and distribution of such work.

Open to: All University graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates with permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:56am 4/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019