These are Meelo’s comp book pages from last weeks Batman and Emily Dickinson mash-up assignment in Making Comics, Art 448, (Taught by Lynda Barry /Professor Sluggo at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.)
The Batman and Emily Dickinson Mash-Up Assignment:
1: Using non-photo blue pencil and a drawing of Batman made by someone else, someone who feels like they can’t really draw, spend about five minutes drawing that Batman in each of the following scenes. Note- A scene can be one or more panels.
1. Batman on a regular day.
2. Batman at a climactic moment.
3. Batman has a memory of childhood.
4. Batman a few days before the climactic moment.
5. Batman a few days after the climactic moment.
6. Batman reflects.
Batman is vomiting.
Batman is devastated and depressed.
Batman is screaming
Batman is feeling really good.
Ink your panels with a brush and Sumi ink.
You thought that was the whole assignment but now Professor Sluggo gives you something unexpected to do with this work…..
Now get ten sheets of paper, a copy of Emily Dickinson poem #1116, scissors, glue, and cut up the panels and the lines of the poem and arrange them so each of the ten pages has a line of poetry and an image from your batman sequence.
Then, title the work, design a cover, draw a title page, put the content pages in the correct order, draw a self portrait for your authors page and write a little bio.
Staple it together.
Dang! You just made a book!