Graphic Novel II (Intermediate)


In Graphic Novel II, you will continue to develop and broaden your visual narrative skills through a focused study of character development, narrative structures, passage of time, flow, perspective, and composition. Instructor feedback and peer critiques will provide an opportunity to review and improve current graphic narratives, from concept to final product. This course is a continuation of our popular Graphic Novel workshop and will be most beneficial to students who have begun work on a graphic narrative and are looking for continued support and instruction.

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Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this studio, you will be able to:

  • Develop a complete storyboard for a larger graphic narrative

  • Design visual and compositional components such as characters setting or scene, movement and dialogue

  • Achieve a more nuanced character development considering origin stories, personality traits

  • Use various drawing tools and techniques for the purposes of illustrating a graphic novel

  • Create and actualize a story synopsis

    About the Instructors

    Andrea Hoff - S001 (On Campus)

    Andrea Hoff is an artist, graphic novelist, and writer. She lives and works next to the Salish Sea on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation) Peoples. With her bright palette and a fierce heart, she has travelled the world, finding stories and friendships in the most unexpected places. You can find her words and pictures in places like The Tyee, Broken Pencil, Room Magazine, Display Canadian Design, The Oxford Writers' Network, and Netflix. For the past four years, she has been collaborating with young people creating comics about the future and working on a PhD.

    Joni Taylor - S002 (Online)

    Joni Taylor is an artist/illustrator living and working in Vancouver, BC. Her work is concerned with the idea of comic arts as a potent medium to disseminate a feminist message through humour and satire. To this end, Joni has published numerous zines and comics with a decided feminist agenda. Her illustration work also explores creating 3D sculptural forms. Her work at Emily Carr University is a perfect outlet for her passion for the arts and introducing emerging artists to the various ways one can express themself through illustrated narratives. Joni holds a BFA (2014) and an MFA (2017) both with a focus on illustrated narratives.