Monthly Archives: January 2013

What if Wile E. Coyote ‘the super genius’ caught the Road-Runner?

What if Wile E. Coyote ‘the super genius’ caught the Road-Runner? Watch the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJJW7EF5aVk

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It’s a Fourth Wall Thing

The idea of creating other worlds and playing God to your own universe has spurred many artists in the creative process. This however brings up diegesis in comics, where the characters have the information of their world and their daily … Continue reading

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A Change in Character

As mentioned in a previous lecture of my Topic in Popular Genres class, the concept of drawing in a cartoony style, or drawing in a more detailed fashion, can place different emphasis on what the artist is trying to portray … Continue reading

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Speaking of Artists

In class today professor Beaty pointed out that he does go off on tangents about artists, editors, or writers, or he will use one as an example to answer questions and how some students feel that he shouldn’t. For this … Continue reading

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Dr. Ullyot’s Guide to Posting

Dr. M. Ullyot, of the English Department, provides a very useful introduction of how to post your blog entries in this class.

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How Not to Write Comics Criticism

From September 2012, Dylan Meconis pens an engaging essay on How Not to Write Comics Criticism. Taking a sharp look at ten of the most frequent errors and biases that pop up in comics reviewing in the “mainstream” media, he … Continue reading

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Schedule

Schedule Jan 9: What are comics? And why should we care? Jan 14: Image-Text Relations Reading: WJT Mitchell, “Beyond Comparison” (CSR) Brunetti Anthology: Sikoryak 14-15 Hanks 116-122 McCay 140 Katchor 270-178 Jan 16: Cartooning Reading: David Carrier, “Caricature” (CSR) Brunetti … Continue reading

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Course Syllabus

FACULTY OF ARTS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ENGLISH 388.04-01 COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Instructor: Dr. Bart Beaty Office: SS1152 Phone: 220-6572 E-mail: beaty@ucalgary.ca Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 WINTER 2013 Course description: Topic in Popular Genres. No prerequisites. … Continue reading

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