Sequential Art & Graphic Novel

COMD 511

Electives

This course emphasizes visual storytelling in all its complexities-from the psychological reasoning behind the arrangement of panels to mould time to the pacing, camera angles, balloon placement, composition dynamics and lettering that make a story come alive. While stressing the fundamentals of the various styles of storytelling, neither the "Marvel Way" nor any other publisher's house style is pushed exclusively. The student learns what storytelling really is before glazing past important avenues of thought, only to cater to a specific style. In addition to the traditional forms of print-based sequential illustration, this course also provides an excellent foundation for the creative process in video animation and computer interactive multimedia productions.



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