This semester I am teaching my ENGL 1302 (Comp 2) course by having my students do research on Graphic Novels.

Currently I am running this course out of my own WordPress Blog: www.whynotgraphicnovels.wordpress.com

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One particular lesson has me engaging the students in examining McCloud’s Ch. 4 in an attempt to better understand how Time and Space operate within comic books/graphic novels:

The Lecture

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Is this one moment in time? Not really, if you look closely:

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Going into more depth, here is full PowerPoint and Lecture (Video form):

McCloud Ch. 4

EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK in RESPONSE

McCloud talks about FOUR major ways of approaching this:

  1. The extra panel

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  1. The multiple extra panels

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  1. The elongated gutter space

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  1. The elongated panel

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One student really decided to get interesting with their spatial arrangement and “broke” out. I loved it.

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So, here we are moving further and further along this path, let’s see where it leads us (me and the students both).

 

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