- It would be making Homestuck lose something and I know for a lot of you that’s all you really need, even if you’re fans
it’s really close
- Tom Siddell is a giant sweetheart and just recently made the comic his full time job and could use the push
- The comic is cute and has beautiful art and an involved and complex story look at some of the stuff in my gunnerkrigg court tag from when I read it all yesterday
- IT ONLY TAKES A DAY TO READ SO YOU ALL SHOULD SO YOU KNOW WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE (the art improves rapidly)
So I’m taking an English class this semester called “Illuminated Manuscripts and Graphic Narrative.” A comics class! If you know me personally, there’s a good chance you know that I am ALL. ABOUT. COMICS. And that most of my future ambitions revolve around making and printing and publishing comics! It stands to reason then that I am pretty excited about this class. I’m pretty excited at even the existence of this class, because it reflects this whole long process of comics/graphic narrative coming to be acknowledged as literary art forms.
Had two days of class so far, the first one just a general intro to the course + everyone’s least favorite name ice breaker activities. Second day we covered the first chapter of Understanding Comics (already read this before but Scott McCloud is brilliant and you could always stand to re-read his books), a Hillary Chute essay discussing some history of American comics and the debate over their legitimacy in the realm of academia, and 2 short war comics by Harvey Kurtzman.
As with almost every class I take, this one’s got a long final research paper. I’m going to try and see if I could possibly maybe potentially hopefully take a stab at a research paper involving webcomics/a webcomic. The prof is my personal advisor and pretty chill and he already said he was gonna be pretty broad with the perimeters for research theses but if I do end up doing something on webcomics I have a bunch of issues to consider and deal with. I spend a very large portion of my time in some way thinking about comics - especially webcomics - though, so I figure I should channel this into something productive for this class as much as possible! I got a lot of thoughts/opinions/feelings on webcomics. Probably nothing unique or original on the matter, really, but I’ll probably rant about said thoughts at length on here later anyway. The incredible potential of webcomics completely enthralls me. Next post might be about things I’m learning in my Book Arts/Letterpress class! Exciting stuff.