ENGL243W: The Graphic Novel

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

Graphic novels, also known as comic books or sequential art, have come a long way since the first issue of Superman. This relatively new form of literature has exploded in popularity and increases daily in its variety and substance. The Graphic Novel explores different kinds of graphic novels (memoir, fantasy, adaptations, social critiques, and more) to illustrate how writers and illustrators weave words and images together to create meaning that transcends traditional genres and harnesses new modes of expression. Students broaden their knowledge and appreciation of the graphic novel and put their mind to creating one of their own.