Transformative Constraint in the Comics Classroom

Here’s the slidecast of the presentation I did in Second Life today at the “Mini-Morph: A Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference.” Presentations were focused on comics in the classroom and comics courses. So I made this presentation about using transformative constraint to get non-drawing students creating comics. I recorded this audio the evening before the presentation as a practice session, so it differs from whatever I said at the actual event.

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Credits for Images by Slide:
1. Steranko, Jim. Strange Tales #168 (Marvel, 1968).
2. Little Lulu detournement by Ken Knabb.
3. Art: Schulz, Charles. The Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 (Fantagraphics). Text: Lefebvre, Henri. “The Everyday and Everydayness.” Yale French Studies 73 (1987).
4. Ayroles, Francis and Herge. Oupus 2 (L’Association).
5. Marsh, Jesse. Tarzan 19 (Dell, 1951). (Whoops this one got left out accidentally.)
6. Marsh, Jesse. Tarzan Annual 4 (Dell, 1955).
7. Powell, Bob. Cave Girl 13 (Magazine Enterprises, 1954).
8. Marsh, Jesse. Tarzan 14 (Dell, 1950).
9. Art by Ernie Bushmiller from Nancy. Remixed by Bill Randall. More on Five Card Nancy from Scott McCloud.
10. Damn, I didn’t take notes for where the images came from. Someone on Flickr. Sorry. Text by me.
11. Peter, H.G. Sensation Comics 14 (DC, 1943).

Much credit goes to Thierry Groensteen’s “Un Premier Bouquet de Contraintes” in Oupus 1 (L’Assocation, 1997) for some of these ideas.