History of American Comic Books and Graphic Fiction

Richard Briefer's Rex Dexter of Mars, 1940

Herron School of Art and Design: Summer 2 | 2013
History of American Comic Books and Graphic Fiction
H 304 | Section 16324 TR 1:30 – 4:45
Instructor: Mark Harper

This course will offer an overview of the history of American comic books and graphic fiction, from its beginnings in the popular press, to its manifestations in comic book form, to its maturation as a higher literary form. The course will look at the medium from the perspective of both art history and literature. Open to all IUPUI students.