Comics and Graphic Novels in the Margins

University of San Francisco
2016, 2018-2023

A studio/seminar course exploring the range of ideas, themes and creative works all considered part of the language of comics, looking beyond mainstream genres into the unexpected and acclaimed ways in which comics are used to tell stories at the margins: to address politics, history, identity and place in ways less possible in other mediums. This course examines comics that engage in memoir, journalism, non-western perspectives, gender, local history and culture, and digital culture. It combines studio work, readings and discussions, presentations, critiques, written work and excursions.