Comic books and graphic novels course

I’m signing up for the free university course in graphic novel appreciation run over the web by University of Colarado Boulder through Coursera and wanted to check which of the readings are available through the Gold Coast Library Service. If you are also going to be following the course, please comment, so that we can get a local group together.

The course’s outline of readings are as below. The lecturers have picked some items which are difficult for libraries to keep (coffee table books, boxed kits of books) but our coverage of books in codex format is really good.

Week Two

  • Marvel Visionaries: Jack Kirby by Jack Kirby
  • Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits by Art Spiegelman and Chip Kidd

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five

Week Six

Week Seven

  • Building Stories by Chris Ware

See you on the class message boards!