This is a tentative, high-level schedule intended to convey the general time frame for each major work we’re studying this semester.

Week 1
M 8/24/2020 Introductions, Background and History    
W 8/26/2020 More logistics, more introductions    
F 8/28/2020
Töpffer, Rodolphe, “The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck”
Week 2
M 8/31/2020 Winsor McCay and George Herriman, Introduced    
W 9/2/2020 Winsor McCay and George Herriman, Selections Webcomic Groups Assigned  
F 9/4/2020 Masereel, Frans. The City (Canvas)    
Week 3
M 9/7/2020 Masereel, Frans. The City (Canvas)
Introducing the Disassembly assignment.

The Teen Titans

The Defenders

W 9/9/2020 McCloud, Scott. “Setting the Record Straight” (Canvas)  
Week 4
M 9/14/2020 McCloud, Scott. “Blood in the Gutter” (Canvas)  
W 9/16/2020 Groensteen, Thierry. “The Spatio-Topical System” (Canvas)  
F 9/18/2020
Donald Duck in “Vacation Time”‘ and “Narrative in Vacation Time” by Donald Ault
Week 5
M 9/21/2020
Introducing Watchmen

The Avengers

The Justice League


W 9/23/2020 Watchmen, Chapter I Disassembly Due
F 9/25/2020 Watchmen, Chapters II, III, IV  
Week 6
M 9/28/2020 Watchmen, Chapter V
Paneling Parallax: The Fearful Symmetry of William Blake and Alan Moore
W 9/30/2020 Watchmen, Chapter VI  
F 10/2/2020 Watchmen, Chapters VII, VIII  
Week 7
M 10/5/2020 Watchmen, Chapters IX, X Comic Proposal Due

The Defenders

The X-Men

W 10/7/2020 Watchmen, Chapters XI and XII  
F 10/9/2020

Choose One Of: Watchmen (2019 series), Watchmen (2009 film), Doomsday Clock (DC comic series) 

Week 8
M 10/12/2020 Introducing Ms. Marvel: No Normal  
W 10/14/2020 Ms. Marvel: No Normal  
F 10/16/2020 Ms. Marvel: No Normal  
Week 9
M 10/19/2020 Introducing March Book 2  

The Justice League

The Teen Titans


W 10/21/2020 March Book 2 Webcomic Publishing Begins
F 10/23/2020 March Book 2  
Week 10
M 10/26/2020 Introducing Stuck Rubber Baby  
W 10/28/2020 Stuck Rubber Baby  
F 10/30/2020 Stuck Rubber Baby  
Week 11
M 11/2/2020 Introducing  Nat Turner  

The X-Men

The Avengers

W 11/4/2020 Nat Turner  
F 11/6/2020 Nat Turner  
Week 12
M 11/9/2020 My Favorite Thing is Monsters Webcomic Publishing Ends
W 11/11/2020 My Favorite Thing is Monsters  
F 11/13/2020 My Favorite Thing is Monsters  
Week 13
M 11/16/2020 Webcomic Presentations    
W 11/18/2020 My Favorite Thing is Monsters    
F 11/20/2020 My Favorite Thing is Monsters (finish)    
Week 14
M 11/23/2020 THANKSGIVING    
W 11/25/2020 THANKSGIVING    
F 11/27/2020 THANKSGIVING    
Week 15
M 11/30/2020 House of Whispers, Vol 1. Bibliography Due  
W 12/2/2020 House of Whispers, Vol 1.    
F 12/4/2020 House of Whispers, Vol 1.