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Graphic Novels + Sequential Art

Course No. ILL 367  Credits: 3.0

This course covers an in-depth exploration of sequential visual storytelling. Sequential storytelling has influenced popular culture throughout history and continues to thrive in traditional print and digital platforms. Illustration markets include comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, underground comics and Zines. Sequential storytelling is also the basis for storyboarding in the entertainment and advertising industries. New concepts and techniques will be threads throughout the class as students explore visual storytelling. Assignments will focus primarily on graphic novels but will also include exploration of the single panel cartoon, multiple panel comic strips, zines, and sequential illustrations. Assignment will also introduce students to basic storyboarding for the advertising and entertainment industries. Topics covered in this course include setting the scene, transitions, and understanding panel and page composition. 3 credits.

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Kelsey Cretcher

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Kelsey Cretcher is a professional illustrator, educator, and entrepreneur. Kelsey is primarily a digital artis...more

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