My Story – Autobiographical comics (spring 2017)
This adult course is first and foremost aimed at the students who have completed the introductory comics class, either 101 or 102. However, anyone who feels semi-competent with pen and paper is more than welcome to join. The course runs for ten meetings. The meetings will consist of short lectures, drawing and writing exercises, and working on one or two longer autobiographical comic works. We will make use of Lynda Barry’s idea of autobifictionalography, that is, mixing fiction with autobiography.
The students should bring a sketch book, a pencil, an eraser, and some ink pens with them. New tools to work with will be discussed and tried out during the course. Trust your voice – welcome! Please contact the teacher, Kaisa Kitty Leino, if you have any inquiries and do note that this class takes place at Teurastamo, Helsinki.
Kuvitus: Petra A. Gren