KC’s Teaching a Comic Book History Course This Fall

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This fall, KC will be teaching The History of Comic Books in America for Madison Area Technical College. He’s excited about it, and so am I. It’s a survey/enrichment course. Here’s the description:

This course tracks the development of a true American artform. Love Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, the Avengers? Learn their history and the forces that shaped their creation. But it’s not just superheroes! This 12-hour class also covers historical genres, from crime and horror to romance and teen comedy, and today’s graphic novels. Plus, discover the histories of the men and women behind the comics, as well as the political forces that attempted to periodically drive them out of business!

If you’re local and interested, I hope you’ll sign up. (If not enough students are willing to pay tuition to attend, the course will be canceled.) It will meet Wednesday evenings starting October 16 and ending before Thanksgiving. If it goes well, he’s hoping to expand next year into teaching writing for comics as well.

5 Responses to “KC’s Teaching a Comic Book History Course This Fall”

  1. Rob Barrett Says:

    Heh. In an interesting coincidence, I’ll be launching the University of Illinois’s “Graphic Narratives” course this fall. Siegel/Shuster, Krigstein, Kirby/Lee, Pekar, Moore/Gibbons, Ware, Sacco, Barry, and Bechdel. Hope KC gets his enrollment!

  2. Johanna Says:

    Wow, that sounds impressive! Looks like you’re covering all kinds of classics.

  3. James Schee Says:

    Sounds fun! I wish I lived in the area of it was an online class!

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