Course Info

ILL 206: History of Comics

This course will cover the history of the art form collectively known as "comics" --mechanically reproduced graphic storytelling--which includes comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, Japanese manga and online comics. Students will be introduced to the evolution of the art form from 18th century precursors, to late 19th century newspaper pages, to the 20th century comic book, through today's sophisticated graphic novels. The course will devote considerable time to comics of other cultures, with special emphasis on Japan and Europe. It will also examine the relationship of comics to culture at large, and the struggle of underground and alternative comic artists to explore adult subjects such as politics and gender.

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 21044
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00507 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 401
Class number: 12981
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 34025
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00211 at Loop Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22620
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00507 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 401
Class number: 41518
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 37213
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 801
Class number: 26765
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00507 at Loop Campus