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Graphic Novels: Revolutionizing the Classroom

When I think about the controversy that surrounds the teaching of graphic novels, I wonder why people are so against using them as a medium. I get that it is exposing students to the “trivial” situations that happen in our everyday lives and sure, we don’t need to be teaching elementary students the dangers of adultery, violence, and the overall… Read more →

The Secret Service is Cool

Well, the secret service can be cool and in Kingsman: The Secret Service, it’s just that. Although, I have not been able to read the comic nor have access to the coming movie, I can say that I’m excited for it’s release. The trailer is beyond thrilling and with an odd combination of casting that might actually work out, the… Read more →

A Panel Always Needs a Frame

In this week’s reflection, I am going to talk about the class in which we discussed framing. I thought this was so interesting because it shows how much there is to discuss about the Graphic Novel genre. In taking this class I have realized that there are so much more to comics than I ever knew and looking in detail… Read more →

So you’re thinking about making a comic?

Through working on the webcomic project assigned in class, I began thinking about the different order in which comics are written/drawn and whether working with a group or individually would be a better creative process. Writing first then drawing: This is what my group has decided on doing for the next few weeks while we create our webcomic, and it… Read more →

Ways To Make The People Chuckle

To start I have always found the small comics on the back of newspapers funny. It was probably the only reason why I wanted the newspaper when I was little. So, it was not surprising that when I went searching for funny comics to blog on, Buzzfeed was my first result. It is self explanatory with the title, 24 Funny Comics… Read more →

Do you Font to Distract Your Reader?

I know that we have been talking about font in class, and I believe someone may have published a post on font; however, I am intrigued by this discussion so I am going discuss the use of font in Graphic Novels further. I think the first time I realized the importance of font choice in comics, was just recently when… Read more →

What is a reflection?

For the past few weeks we have been working through the text/picture book of “What it is?” Through this discussion I’ve noticed the similarities between everyone’s thought process.  Even though at times this graphic novel has come close to giving me nightmares with it’s dark pictures, none of the images actually gave me an uneasy feeling.  I mentioned in class… Read more →

Comics or Just Pictures

What it is by Lynda Barry. Quite honestly, what is it? I’m not asking about the message of the novel or the themes or even the symbolism of the novel. Really, I’m just trying to figure out if this novel belongs in our Graphic Novels class, section Comics. It is a graphic novel, there is a mildy creepy story and… Read more →

Workout for Creativity

This past week our class has started to work on our web comics. I figured for this week’s reflection I would write about my experience with the process thus far because it is something very new to me. Thinking back on my life, I do not believe I have ever written a comic, and if I have, it would have… Read more →

Where are the Confident Villains?

Although there are many criticisms existing about the Disney franchise, they certainly got one thing right: confident villains. I would challenge the reader to find a Disney movie in which the evil step-mother, witch, misguided townsmen, or any of the other villains questioned their motives. In class there was an off-handed comment regarding how the villain in Watchmen was unsure… Read more →

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