This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
This powerpoint starts off with a brief history of how comics and concepts behind them have evolved since the Egyptian idea of the continuous narrative. I touch on how comics started and what they were truly like at the beginning of their existence, the introduction of key comic characters such as superman, what effects comic sales had on the general public, how super abilities can be tall tales or adaptions from other historical figures like Poseidon, the tv show "Stan Lee's Superhumans, graphic novels, breaking down what is crucial for a comic to work (facial expressions, props, environment, and body language), discussion of the assignment and examples, and another assessment at the end of drawing speed faces of peers in the class.