Saturday, January 31, 2015

Project Schedule

IL320 / COMICS 2: DEVELOPING STORY AND CHARACTER                          CLASS SCHEDULE


8/23         First Day of Class – Project 1 - Collaborative Comic character design exercise

                  Homework – Write Short Story based on Collaborative Comic Character

8/25         Switch short stories – create storyline – create 2-page Collaborative Comic script

Homework – Finish storyline and script for Collaborative Comic,

Begin developing a brief 5 to 7-minute presentation about your ideal comic project for the semester. Include sketches, drawings, notes, and a one-sentence elevator pitch for your comic. You may include two different potential comic projects for the semester in your presentation, but cannot exceed 7 minutes.

8/30         Switch Scripts – Begin thumbnails and pencils

Homework – Pencil 2-page Collaborative Comic

9/1           Writing Exercise, Introduce GPAC River Comic, work in class on 2-page Collaborative Comic

                  Homework – Finish 2-page Collaborative Comic

9/6           Review Collaborative Comic (emailed to me by 2pm)

9/8           Lecture – Story Structure, Three Acts, Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey” (Monomyth), and Back to The Future

Comic Presentation Demonstration, Write Story Synopsis for one or two potential comic projects and create a one sentence elevator pitch for each comic.

Homework – Complete Comic Project Presentation!

9/13         Comic Project Presentations Due  Review River Comic

9/15         Worksheet Demonstration, Begin Character Design & Development Worksheets

                  Homework – Keep working on Character Design & Development Worksheets

9/20         Characters 1 and 2 Design and Development Worksheets are due along with character turn around sheet containing front, side, and rear view as well as 5 expressions. Begin Comic 1

9/22         Work in class on Comic 1

9/27         Traditional and Digital thumbnailing, penciling, inking, coloring, and lettering demonstration

9/29         Check Progress on GPAC River Comic Work in Class
  
10/4         Comic 1 due, switch, Begin Comic 2

                  Homework: Critique Comic 1

10/6         Critique Comic 1

10/11      Characters 3 and 4 Design and Development Worksheets are due along with character turn around sheet containing front, side, and rear view as well as 5 expressions.

10/13      Work in Class

10/18      Fall Break

10/20      Check Progress on GPAC River Comic, Work in Class

10/25      Comic 2 due, switch, Begin Comic 3

10/27      Critique Comic 2

                Homework - Begin Writing Short Story or Bullet Point Storyline for a 16-Page Comic Project

11/1       Characters 5 and 6 Design and Development Worksheets are due along with character turn around sheet containing front, side, and rear view as well as 5 expressions.

                  Work in Class

11/3         Work in Class

11/8         GPAC River Comic Due, Work in Class

11/10      Work in Class

11/15      In depth critique/discussion/workshop of Final Script or Thumbnail/Script

11/17      In depth critique/discussion/workshop of Final Script or Thumbnail/Script
Last Day of Class

11/22      Work in class – Comic 3 due by 11/27 (switch with pre-determined critique partner)

11/24      Thanksgiving Holiday! No Class

11/29      Critique Comic 3

12/1         Critique Comic 3

12/6         Liberal Arts Exam Day (No Class)

12/8         Liberal Arts Exam Day (No Class)

12/12      Last Day for Academic Work


Note:
Project 1 – Collaborative Comic
Project 2 – Comic Project Presentation
Project 3 – Character Worksheets
Project 4 – Character Comic 1
Project 5 – Character Comic 2
Project 6 – Character Comic 3


Project 7 – Journal Comic (Optional)

*Project 8 - GPAC River Comic Project


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