Auteur Creators

ART 217: Comics Art and Literature 2018

Course theme: Auteur Creators

Jay Olinger, Spring 2018, Portland Community College
Texts: 
    • Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud 978-0060976255 
    • Contract with God - Will Eisner 978-0393328042 
    • The Arrival - Shaun Tan 978-0439895293 
    • Asterios Polyp - David Mazzuchelli  978-0307377326 
    • The Making Of - Brecht Evens 978-1770460737 
    • Stitches - David Small 978-0393338966 
    • By Chance or Providence - Becky Cloonan 978-1534301863 
    • The Adventures of Superhero Girl - Faith Erin Hicks 978-1616550844 
    • Nimona - Noelle Stevenson 978-0062278227 
Lesson Plan:
    • Week 1
      • Comics definitions, comics studies, and terminology introduction 
    • Week 2
      • McCloud paired with visual analysis 
    • Week 3
      • A Contract With God
      • Gesture, encapsulation, and panel composition
    • Week 4 
      • Asterios Polyp
      • Use of color, typography,  and hermeneutic images
    • Week 5 
      • The Making Of 
      • International Comics Cultures
      • Intersection of Art History and Comics
    • Week 6
      • The Arrival 
      • International Comics Cultures
      • Memory and silent comics
    • Week 7 
      • Stitches
      • Memory and autobiography in comics
    • Week 8 
      • Superhero Girl
      • Superhero genre introduction
      • Mission, Powers, Identity convention (from Dr Peeter Coogan)
    • Week 9 
      • By Chance or Providence 
      • Genre and world-building in comics
      • Emphasis on page layouts as narrative device
    • Week 10
      • Nimona
      • Webcomics and self-publishing to publisher
      • Subverting genre expectations 
    • Finals Week 
      • Mini-comic peer assessment