ARTH 306: From Animation and Graphic Novels to Cartoons & Comix
Students read and discuss a diverse selection of works that combine the spoken or written word, and image crossing between two disciplines: animation/cartoons and graphic novels/comic books/comix. The emphasis is on forms of narrative in sequential art that have led to the appearance of the new forms and developments.
The students in this course come from a wide range of disciplines across campus. These projects were evaluated on the creativity of the idea (conception and design), the effort put into the “work;” and the use of skills learned in the course, not on the artistic skill of the creator. Criteria of importance included: creating and incorporating consistent characters; working with a “story” (whether narrative or not); and designing a layout that works with the “story” and is appealing to the viewer/reader. Some of the students in Fall 2014 class shared their class projects.
There is no intelligible language in the video--a series of pirate "speak" of grunts, argh, and the like. The "monster" has a series of gurgles.
Selection of sequential art projects
Miscellaneous Student Videos
Halima Flynt (BA candidate, concentration in photography) has a video she made of a room-sized camera obscura for Professor Michael Ruiz’s Physics 1.01: Light and Visual Phenomena published in the December 22 issue of Physics Education (Halima Flynt and Michael J Ruiz 2015 Phys. Educ. 50 19. doi:10.1088/0031-9120/50/1/19. Published 22 December 2014. © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd.).
Allie Meyer loves art and history, so majoring in art history was a natural choice for her. Combined with a minor in classics and original undergraduate research on the glass mosaics of Herod’s palace, Meyer is well prepared to pursue her dream job as an art librarian—digitizing the art of the past to be preserved for the art-lovers of the future.