201 Schedule

Under revision until after Spring Break

Here is a test video if you want to test your ability to watch class lectures now:

201 Test Video

 

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—Spring Break—

WEEK 10

Tues 3/24

Complete this work during regularly scheduled class time and as homework if needed:

Thurs 3/26

Due: 

Complete work assigned Tuesday

During scheduled class: Test everyone’s ability to Zoom during first hour of schedule class:

  • 9:10-10:10am (section 24792): Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/324048075 (or go to the Zoom tab in the left menu bar of our class Blackboard space)
  • 10:35-11:35am (section 6459): Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/218953280 (or go to the Zoom tab in the left menu bar of our class Blackboard space)

For next week: Read Chapter 5: Living in Line from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics”

WEEK 11

Tues 3/31

Due today:

  • Read Chapter 5: Living in Line from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics”

In class:

  • TBA

Thurs 4/2

Due today at beginning of class: Project 2

  • TBA

In class:

  • TBA
  • Assign: Blog 8: Graphic Novel Review

WEEK 12

Tues 4/7

Due today:

  • Blog 8: Graphic Novel Review

In class:

Thurs 4/9

Due today:

In class:

  • TBA

WEEK 13

Tues 4/14

Due today:

  • TBA

In class:

  • TBA

Thurs 4/16

Due today:

  • TBA

In class:

  • TBA

WEEK 14

Tues 4/21

Due today:

  • TBA

In class:

  • TBA

Thurs 4/23

Due today:

  • TBA

In class:

    • TBA

WEEK 15

Tues 4/28

Due today:

  • TBA

In class:

  • TBA

Thurs 4/30 

Due at beginning of class:

  • TBA

In class:

  • TBA

FINALS WEEK

Optional: You may submit revised work for one of our major projects this semester by Monday of finals weeks. You must email with your instructor at least two weeks before Finals Week if you wish to resubmit work.

  • Revisions must be submitted no later than 11:59PM on Monday, 5/4

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 1/14

In class:

Thurs 1/16

Due today:

In class:

  • Look at graphic novels and discuss multimodal communication: Visual, Linguistic, Aural, Spatial, Gestural
  • Digital Comic
  • Assign: 1) Buy print copy (not ebook!) of “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud (online or at Bookie) and read Chapter 1: Setting the Record Straight, 2) Complete Digital Comic/Wordpress Account assignment (bring digital comic file on the thumbdrive or external hardrive you will use for class); Note: If you have not been able to buy “Understanding Comics” yet, there is a copy on reserve at the Holland-Terrell library

WEEK 2

–Mon 1/20: MLK Holiday–

Tues 1/21

Due today:

  1. Buy print copy (not ebook!) of “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud (online or at Bookie) and read Chapter 1: Setting the Record Straight
  2. Digital Comic/Wordpress assignment (bring digital comic file on the thumbdrive or external harddrive you will use for class)
  3. Note: If you have not been able to buy “Understanding Comics” yet, there is a copy on reserve at the Holland-Terrell library

In class:

  • Discuss Chapter 1: Setting the Record Straight from “Understanding Comics”
  • WordPress, Blogs, Web Design: Introduction to Communal Class Blog
  • Assign: Accept WordPress invitation and attempt to complete Blog #1

Thurs 1/23

Due today:

  1. Meet in Avery 105 (computer lab classroom!)
  2. Accept WordPress invitation, attempt to complete Blog #1
  3. Have your Digital Comic (bring file on the thumbdrive or external harddrive you will use for class)

In class:

WEEK 3

Tues 1/28

Due today:

  1. Watch Copyright Basics
  2. Read What Is Creative Commons?
  3. Complete Photoshop Tutorials: Getting Started
  4. Make corrections/edits to Blog #1 as needed

In class:

  • Project 1 Intro Activity: Photo Comic with Clipping Masks
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Finding Creative Commons images
  • Assign: Bring your photos on your thumbdrive or external harddrive. They should have the appropriate cc license or be public domain, unless you created them yourself.

Thurs 1/30

Due today:

  • Bring your photos for Photo Comic with Clipping Masks on your thumbdrive or external harddrive. They should have the appropriate cc license or be public domain.

In class:

  • Syllabus/Reading Quiz
  • More on Project 1 Intro Activity: Photo Comic with Clipping Masks
  • Printing demo
  • Assign: 1) Read PDF excerpt from “What It Is” by Lynda Barry (high res PDF or low res PDF), 2) Read Chapter 2: The Vocabulary of Comics from “Understanding Comics,” 3) Bring completed Photo Comic with Clipping Masks on your thumbdrive or external harddrive on 2/6

WEEK 4

Tues 2/4

Due today:

  1. Read PDF excerpt from “What It Is” by Lynda Barry (high res PDF or low res PDF)
  2. Read Chapter 2: The Vocabulary of Comics from “Understanding Comics”

In class:

  • Discuss “What It Is” by Lynda Barry and “Understanding Comics” Chapter 2: Why do artists use collage? How does this work with comics?
  • Project 1 Overview
  • Assign: Bring completed Photo Comic with Clipping Masks on your thumbdrive or external harddrive. Also put the Photoshop file in your shared OneDrive folder for DTC201.

Thurs 2/6

Due today:

  • Photo Comic with Clipping Masks on your thumbdrive or external harddrive and turned in via your shared DTC201 OneDrive folder

In class:

WEEK 5

Tues 2/11 (meet in CDSC, fourth floor Holland Library)

Due today:

  1. Meet in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) in Holland Library (Bring your external hard drives)
  2. Bring collage materials you have made and collected after reading Project 1: Digital Comics Collage
  3. Photoshop tutorials: “Photo editing and manipulation” (section IV)

In class:

  • Using flatbed scanners: Scanning Tips
  • Understanding image resolution
  • Assign: 1) Bring collage materials you have made and collected again on Thursday, 2) Photoshop tutorials: “More About Selections” (section II)

Thurs 2/13 (meet in CDSC)

Due today:

  1. Meet in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) in Holland Library (Bring your external hard drives)
  2. Bring collage materials you have made and collected
  3. Photoshop tutorials: “More About Selections” (section II)

In class:

  • Scanning
  • Read graphic novels provided by instructor
  • Assign: 1) Complete Blog #2 by beginning of next class, 2) Work on Photoshop tutorials: “Layer Masking” (section III) and “Combining Photos into a Composite Image” (section V)

WEEK 6

–Mon 2/17: President’s Day Holiday–

Tues 2/18

Due today:

  1. Complete Blog #2 by beginning of next class
  2. Begin work on Photoshop tutorials: “Layer Masking” (section III) and “Combining Photos into a Composite Image” (section V)
  3. Read Chapter 8: A Word About Color from “Understanding Comics”

In class:

  • Setting up your document for Project 1: Digital Comics Collage
  • Assign: 1) Read Chapter 8: A Word About Color from “Understanding Comics,” 2) Work on Photoshop tutorials: “Layer Masking” (section III) and “Combining Photos into a Composite Image” (section V)

Thurs 2/20

Due today:

  1. Read Chapter 8: A Word About Color from “Understanding Comics”
  2. Photoshop tutorials: “Layer Masking” (section III) and “Combining Photos into a Composite Image” (section V)

In class:

  • Work on Project 1: Digital Comics Collage
  • Assign: Come with final questions on Project 1: Digital Comics Collage
  • We will have a quiz in class next time as well over all material covered up to this point.

WEEK 7 

Tues 2/25

Due today:

  • Come prepared with final questions regarding Project 1: Digital Comics Collage

In class:

  • Quiz 2 in Blackboard
  • How to save as a JPG and PDF from Photoshop, how to zip (compress) files, naming files
  • Printing and blog reminders
  • Assign: Project 1 Digital Comics Collage (see “What You Will Turn In” section) is due, along with Blog #3 (you may work on Blog 3 during class next time, but everything else should be ready)

Thurs 2/27

Due today at beginning of class: Project 1

  • Project 1 Digital Comics Collage (required files turned in via OneDrive)
  • Final print
  • Blog 3: Final Digital Comics Collage (you may also work on this in class today)

In class:

  • Work on Blog 3: Final Digital Comics Collage
  • Written critiques of Project 1 Digital Comics Collage (critique sheet)
  • Assign: 1) Finish critique sheet if not completed in class, 2) Read John Lovett’s Design Overview (this includes all the links: Elements of Design, Line, Shape, Direction, Size, Texture, Color, Value, The Principles of Design, Balance, Gradation, Repetition, Contrast, Harmony, Dominance, and Unity)

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 3/3

Due today:

  1. Critique sheet (if you did not finish in class)
  2. Read John Lovett’s Design Overview (this includes all the links: Elements of Design, Line, Shape, Direction, Size, Texture, Color, Value, The Principles of Design, Balance, Gradation, Repetition, Contrast, Harmony, Dominance, and Unity)

In class:

Thurs 3/5

Due today:

  • Read Chapters 3-4 from “Understanding Comics”

In class:

WEEK 9

Tues 3/10 (WSU Museum of Art Study Center, in Fine Arts Building)

Due today:

In class:

  • Comics and ‘zines from the NW Alternative Comics show at the WSU Art Museum
  • Assign: 1) Blog 5: Northwest Alternative Comics, 2) Hand-drawn sketch of your plan for Project 2: Poster Comic

Thurs 3/12

Due today:

  1. Blog 5: Northwest Alternative Comics
  2. Hand-drawn sketch of your plan for Project 2: Poster Comic

In class: