Comics and Sequential Art

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by Laura Sneddon 
Contributing Writer
November 21, 2011

The University of Dundee in Scotland recently launched the world’s first mainstream postgraduate degree course (an MLitt) in Comic Studies. In this weekly column, I cover the course from a student’s perspective, looking at and discussing what the term “Comic Studies” really entails… 

Honorable mentions now to the books that may also be helpful, but that I don’t quite own yet: “Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean” by Douglas Wolk; “A Comics Studies Reader” by Jeet Heer; “Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist” by Will Eisner. Sadly, a student budget can only be stretched so far, and there have been a lot of titles to get through this semester!

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