FALL 2013, Mon/Weds, Time: 1:20 -3:50pm Location: 6061 Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Class Limit: 14 students (enrolled at UW-Madison) composed of 10 students with interests in the visual arts and four wild cards.
Lab Fee $65.00
Instructor: Lynda Barry
We’ll create a variety of original, hand-drawn characters and handwritten storylines to make both fictional and non-fictional graphic narratives in many forms, including single panel, four panel, multiple panel comic strips, picture-stories and ‘zines. Each student will complete a handmade book of original visual images and stories that demonstrate our current interpretation of this thing we call ‘comics’. (Just add the word ‘graphic’ to any of the following: novel, memoir, biography, journalism, creative non-fiction, regular non-fiction, history, romance, mystery, bone-dry academic paper, fairy tale, poetry, sci-fi, fantascy or anything else that presents itself in written form. Yes even a phone book.)
Applications for the class will be accepted either in person or by mail until 4:00 PM on MONDAY JULY 15th, 2013.
Class list will be announced on or before July 31st, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: No electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be printed out and delivered by hand or by mail to
IMAGE LAB: Art 548 Application c/o UW-Madison Department of Art
6241 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
VERY VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT! All applications must be formatted exactly as follows to be considered: typed, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman with standard margins, black ink on regular white paper, no longer than 4 single-sided pages, stapled in the upper left hand corner.
Prospective students should answer each of the questions below without putting too much thought into it. The first answers that come to mind are the ones I’m most interested in.
Questions for Students Applying to “MAKING COMICS: ART 448”
1. Full Name:
2. Student ID Number (10 digits, no dashes or spaces)
3. Email address: (please use your wisc.edu email address)
4. Degree program or area of study and year (eg BFA, Dance, Junior)
5. What classes did you take during Spring Semester of 2013? Why?
8. What classes will you be taking Fall Semester of 2013? Why?
9. What were some of the books you read as a kid?
10. What were some of the games you played?
11. What were some of your favorite fictional characters when you were growing up. (These can be any kind of fictional characters at all, personal, literary, cartoon, video game characters, etc.)
12. Describe your favorite elementary school teacher.
13. Describe your least favorite elementary school teacher.
14. Describe an object or thing that disturbed you as a kid.
15. Describe an object or thing that made you feel good as a kid.
16. Describe something you made by hand as a kid that frustrated you.
17. Describe a fight you witnessed.
18. Describe a dog you knew when you were young.
19. Describe an object that you lost that you still think about.
20. Describe something you made as a kid that satisfied you.