Creating Graphic Narratives

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creating Graphic Narratives

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Art, Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Creating a graphic novel is like making a movie in many ways. By sequencing a combination of images and text, the artist draws his viewer into a time time-based experience.  The purpose of this course is to get the students started creating their own narratives that are a marriage of image, text, and time.

    A series of short slide lectures will introduce the student to historic and contemporary graphic narratives.

    A good book to read before the class would be Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.

    All levels of drawing ability are welcome, as the emphasis of the class will be on the storytelling.

    Four projects will comprise the bulk of the workload. They will be:

    • The first project will be to make a 4 to 6 panel narrative from pictographic images given out by the teacher.
    • The second project will be a narrative that tells of a metamorphosis. This can be broadly interpreted, but think Kafka’s story the metamorphosis, where a young man wakes up to find he has changed into a cockroach.
    • The third project will be to tell a short fable or folk tale.
    • The final project will be to create a four to six page narrative of your own.

    These will be gathered and copied, so we can each have a copy.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.