Writing Through Comics

  • Riki Thompson


Thompson’s chapter focuses on her specialized Writing through Comics course, an upper-level course for a recently formed Writing Studies major that includes a track in Creative Writing and Technical Communication. As Thompson explains, this interdisciplinary course draws on the traditions of creative writing, visual design, art, rhetoric, and new media studies to present students with a historical and critical perspective on the art of writing through comics while introducing them to the foundational skills of writing in this literary genre. Built around a workshop format, Thompson’s students read, analyze, and respond to both creative and critical texts, which form the foundation for the writing and revision of their own original comic stories.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riki Thompson
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  1. 1.University of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA

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