This course will explore the ancient tradition of conveying stories/ideas through words and pictures. Students will study the history of sequential art and its broad range of styles and genres, and they will write and draw their own short stories in several different formats. Each storytelling element will be studied and explored, including subject research, script writing/outlining, developing effective characters, drawing settings, objects, and people in various styles, establishing mood, conveying emotion, the importance of color, mythology, iconography, metaphor, and “personal voice” panel composition and overall page design. Students will also learn how to have their work “print ready” for publication, both on paper and digitally on the internet.
Sequential Art I Honors