Comics: Theory and Practice

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Comics: Theory & Practice

Spring 2021

Taught By: Bill Kartalopoulos

Section: A

CRN: 4365

Credits: 3

In this course we will consider how comics work and how can we make them work in new ways. Mixing seminar-style reading and study with studio work, students will examine the elements of comics, learn how they work, learn their history, and read examples of groundbreaking comics by diverse artists. Students will also put theory into practice, creating a group of short comics over the course of the semester that will utilize ideas from course readings as jumping-off points for formal and aesthetic explorations. Students will produce this work with an eye toward publication, and at the end of the course will produce a collaborative anthology of comics drawn over the course of the semester.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 10:40am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021