3 thoughts on “syllabus comics

  1. morgan

    I glanced at McLoud’s book and have it on order. A couple of chapters from his first book have made it into rhet theory anthologies (he’s being appropriated!). Much of comic form is, like traditional print text and unlike hypertext, narrative: it is meant to be read in a canonical order, and the author has control of that order. Might be interesting to do a hypertext comic.

    I’ve been looking closely at Horn _Visual Language_, too.

  2. Froyd

    nice. I don’t know if you’ve read it, or even heard of it, but your comic about rhetorical decisions with new media reminds me of scott mccloud’s book on comics…about how comic writers make decisions that change the meaning of each specific panel by deciding how much time has passed since the previous panel, what actions have happened, how much the change of text in the balloons have an effect on the reader….

    and that in turn reminds me of hypertext and design elements on the web. and how perhaps an easy way to get the students into e-rhetoric is to take a couple of the more inventive webcomics out there and make a comparison with hard comics…and go from there.

    just a thought. cause students like the funnies.

  3. Natasjia

    A student’s response:

    the wiki text: interesting, informative in a way that satisfies this obsessive compulsive mind with a need to catalogue and prepare . I’m (more) excited now. Will we be practicing/presenting our own flaming, too?

    the comic: why doesn’t it have a picture for the Evil Scourge? Can I make a comic for class with pictures of my monkey? (the first time he cruised the streets for girls I was reading Winnie-the-Pooh)

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