Midterm Comic Expo

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Wednesday of this week my Angelo State students in a senior level course English 4381: “Reading Graphic Novels” turned in their midterm comics.

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In this class were 8 English majors and the rest were other liberal arts majors, except for one pre-nursing major.  There were no art majors in the class.

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I wanted them to experience what it would be like to draw a comic themselves so that they might become better readers of the choices comic artists and graphic novelists make.

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The assignment had relatively simple formal requirements: at least 2 pages, 12 panels, and 3 colors.

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They were to draw the comic about an influential cartoonist or graphic novelist.

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Amazingly, these 19 students …

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selected 19 different artists.

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More photos and a complete catalog of students and their comics from this midterm comic expo can be viewed in the slideshow below.  You can also access it here.