At this point in the curriculum students should have all the tools necessary to create their own comics. Now that we have created our own comics, we want to reach a clearer understanding of how they work, or the theory behind the craft.
by Scott McCloud, "Blood in the Gutter," pp. 60–72.
How do we perceive the world? How does this contrast with the way graphic novels portray the world? What occurs in the reader's mind in the space between panels? How is the way we read graphic novels similar to how we watch a movie? How is it different? How do comics force us to use our imaginations? What are the six different types of closure according to the author?
In a one to two–page essay, write the life story of a family member you never met.