Experimental Comics

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Experimental Comics
Fall 2024
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: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:22am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024