GID 37: CARTOON & COMIC ILLUSTRATION I
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in GID 72 or GRDS 73A.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to create cartoon illustrations utilizing verbal or non verbal humor
- The student will demonstrate facility with hand tool, rendering surfaces using drawing equipment
- The student will demonstrate and understanding of contemporary style trends
The student will be able to:
A. Produce cartoon illustrations, utilizing verbal or non-verbal humor.
B. Employ emotional expression, clarity of ideas and a definite point of view.
C. Demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces.
D. Utilize contemporary style trends.
E. Display familiarity with cartooning occupations.
F. Show a sensitivity to multi-cultural populations responding to cartoons.
G. Critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.
A. Cartooning as an occupation
1. Comic books (Lec)
2. Newspaper strips and panels (Lec)
3. Political cartoons (Lec)
4. Books and magazines (Lec)
5. Greeting cards (Lec)
6. Posters and advertising (Lec)
7. Animation (Lec)
8. Novelties (Lec)
B. Gag-writing and humor (Lec)
C. Animation story boards (Lec)
D. Caricatures (Lec)
E. Character development (Lec)
F. Staging and design (Lec)
G. Pacing (Lec)
H. Hand skills with pen, marker and brush (Lec)
I. Lines and tones (Lec)
J. Culturally-diverse readership (Lec)
K. Rendering cartoons
1. Rendering of cartoon illustrations, utilizing verbal or non-verbal humor (Lab)
2. Rendering of cartoon illustrations that employ emotional expression, clarity of ideas and a definite point of view (Lab)
3. Rendering of cartoon illustrations demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces (Lab)
4. Rendering of cartoon illustrations that utilize contemporary style trends (Lab)
5. Rendering of cartoon illustrations that display familiarity with cartooning occupations (Lab)
6. Rendering of cartoon illustrations that show a sensitivity to multi-cultural populations responding to cartoons (Lab)
L. Critique and presentation (Lab)
1. Presenting works of art for peer review (Lab)
2. Evaluation of content, context, form and technique (Lab)
A. Cartoon drawing assignments.
B. Character sketches.
C. Model sheets.
D. Drawing cartoons in TV, film and video and panel layout formats.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with email software and capabilities; email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Evaluation of cartoons produced. Evaluation of each project is determined by how completely it fulfills the parameters and goals of the assignment.
B. Participation in group discussions and critiques.
C. Reading, research and writing assignments.
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture, discussion, electronic discussions/chat, laboratory, demonstration, class critiques.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Blair, Preston. Cartoon Animation (Collector's Series). Walter Foster Publishing, 1994.
Kneece, Mark. The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories (SCAD Creative Essentials). Watson-Guptill Publishing, 2015.
Although one or more texts is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments:
1. Assigned textbook.
3. Internet research sites.
B. Writing assignments:
1. Writing for cartoons.
2. Writing portfolio and artist's statements.
3. Writing research reports.