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 8/22/2022 Introductions, What are comics? How do we read them?    
W 8/24/2022 More introductions, logistics, definitions.    
F 8/26/2022    
Week 2
M 8/29/2022 Winsor McCay and George Herriman, Introduced    
W 8/31/2022 Winsor McCay and George Herriman, Selections Webcomic Groups Assigned  
F 9/2/2022 Masereel, Frans. The City (Canvas)    
Week 3
M 9/5/2022 LABOR DAY    
W 9/7/2022 Masereel, Frans. The City (Canvas)
Introducing the Disassembly assignment.
F 9/9/2022 McCloud, Scott. “Setting the Record Straight” (Canvas)    
Week 4
M 9/12/2022 McCloud, Scott. “Blood in the Gutter” (Canvas)   Blue Jays
W 9/14/2022 Groensteen, Thierry. “The Spatio-Topical System” (Canvas)  
F 9/16/2022
Donald Duck in “Vacation Time”‘ and “Narrative in Vacation Time” by Donald Ault
Week 5
M 9/19/2022
Introducing Watchmen
W 9/21/2022 Watchmen, Chapter I Disassembly Due
F 9/23/2022 Watchmen, Chapters II, III, IV  
Week 6
M 9/26/2022 Watchmen, Chapter V
“Paneling Parallax: The Fearful Symmetry of William Blake and Alan Moore”
W 9/28/2022 Watchmen, Chapter VI  
F 9/30/2022 Watchmen, Chapters VII, VIII  
Week 7
M 10/3/2022 Watchmen, Chapters IX, X   Cryptosauruses
W 10/5/2022 Class Canceled Comic Proposal Due
F 10/7/2022

Watchmen, Chapters XI and XII
(Class will be online, details TBA.)

Week 8
M 10/10/2022 Class Canceled for FALL BREAK   Cassowaries
W 10/12/2022 Wrapping up Watchmen, Introducing Superman Smashes the Klan  
F 10/14/2022 Superman Smashes the Klan, (Read Parts 1 and 2)  
Week 9
M 10/17/2022 Superman Smashes the Klan   Fenestrosauruses
W 10/19/2022

Nate Powell’s “About Face”, Introducing Here

Webcomic Publishing Begins
F 10/21/2022 Here  
Week 10
M 10/24/2022 Here   Flamingoes
W 10/26/2022 Wrapping up Here and introducing Boundless, “World-Class City”  
F 10/28/2022 Boundless, “Body Pods,” “ClairFree,” “1.Jenny,” “Half Life,” “Darla”  
Week 11
M 10/31/2022

Wrapping up Boundless (“Darla,””bedbug,” “SEXCOVEN,” “Boundless”) and introducing Maus

W 11/2/2022 Maus I, Chapters 1 & 2  
F 11/4/2022 Maus I, Chapters 3 – 5  
Week 12
M 11/7/2022 Maus I.6 II.1 Webcomic Publishing Ends Sparrows
W 11/9/2022 Maus II.2 – II.4  
F 11/11/2022 Maus II.5 (finish), Hillary Chute, “The Shadow of a Past Time” (link in Canvas).  
Week 13
M 11/14/2022 Finishing Maus, Introducing MFTIM   Stereosauruses
W 11/16/2022 Webcomic Presentations



F 11/18/2022 My Favorite Thing is Monsters  
Week 14
M 11/21/2022 My Favorite Thing is Monsters    
W 11/23/2022 THANKSGIVING    
F 11/25/2022 THANKSGIVING    
Week 15
M 11/28/2022 Finishing MFTIM Bibliography Due  
W 11/30/2022 Paper Girls    
F 12/2/2022 Paper Girls