Category: comics

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“I am not a ‘thing’”: Student Project for Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment Part III

Over the past couple of posts, I’ve written about the Graphic Narrative/Script assignment in I assigned in my “Monsters, Race, and Comics” course and on two of the student created products in that class. Today, I want to continue by looking at a final student created product, one that, again, draws heavily on Pornask Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell’s Infidel and Carmen Maria Machado and Dan’s The Low, Low Woods as well as … Read More “I am not a ‘thing’”: Student Project for Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment Part III

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“The day I chose humanity over religion”: Student Project for Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment Part II

Over the past couple of posts, I’ve been writing about the Graphic Narrative/Script assignment I did in my “Monsters, Race, and Comics” class this semester. Today, I want to continue that topic by looking at another student crated project. Like the previous project that I wrote about last post, this project floored me. When I initially read it, I saw the influence of Rodney Barnes and Jason … Read More “The day I chose humanity over religion”: Student Project for Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment Part II

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“My first victim was a woman”: Student Project for Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment

In my previous post, I wrote about the graphic narrative/script assignment in my “Monsters, Race, and Comics” course this semester. Today, I want to look at one of the products that students created for this assignment. Specifically, I want to look at the finished product and how it relates to themes we discussed during the course but also how it interacts within a broader context of … Read More “My first victim was a woman”: Student Project for Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment

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Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment

A few years back, I taught a course focusing on graphic memoirs. For their final assignment, students had to create their own graphic memoirs, either illustrating it or using picture and an app. The assignment went well, and I was thoroughly impressed with the products that the students produced. This semester, since I was teaching “Monsters, Race, and Comics,” I wanted to do a similar … Read More Graphic Narrative/Script Assignment

“Boys will be boys,” Vigilance, and Survival in Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”

At the end of Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s The Low, Low Woods, El and Vee uncover the generational violence against women in Shudder to Think and they confront Josh, the teenager that sexually assaulted them at the beginning of the series, as he and other assault Jessica. When Vee punches Josh, she narrates, “I’ll never forget how small he looked. How I felt like … Read More “Boys will be boys,” Vigilance, and Survival in Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”