2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

The Graphic Novel


Spring 2012 quarter

Steve Blakeslee English, writing, literature
Fields of Study
literature and visual arts

Note: This course has been expanded into a full-time program of the same name: The Graphic Novel , and it will also be offered as a course in summer quarter.

Over the past 30 years, the graphic novel has won numerous readers with its bold topics, innovative forms, and vivid artwork. We will explore the origins, development, and unique workings of sequential narratives, from the socially conscious woodcut novels of the 1930s (e.g., Lynd Ward’s Gods’ Man ) to the mid-century adventures of Hergé’s Tintin to the bizarre but compelling world of Jim Woodring’s Frank . Other works will include Satrapi’s Persepolis and Barry’s One Hundred Demons .

Advertised Schedule
5:30-9:30p Thu
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
February 7th, 2012 Replaced by a full-time program.