BIANCA XUNISE Teaching 'Making Comics' Course at Chicago's DePAUL UNIVERSITY

Bianca Xunise
Bianca Xunise
Credit: Bianca Xunise
Credit: DePaul University

Chicago's DePaul University has resumed teaching comics creation with a "Making Comics" course beginning this semester by adjunct professor/cartoonist Bianca Xunise.

"This course introduces students to the components of graphic narrative, including superhero and alternative comics, comic strips, manga, and graphic novels," reads DePaul's description of the course. "Students will learn fundamental materials and techniques, including penciling and inking, digital painting and coloring, and publishing, and create their own graphic narratives. The course will also provide an overview of the history of comics and graphic storytelling, and their relation and importance to the art of animation."

Xunise is a Chicago-based cartoonist best known for her work for The Nib and Hearst's Shondaland.  In 2018, she was awarded the Ignatz for "Promsing New Talent." She earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois.

DePaul's "Making Comics" course course was previouly taught at DePaul from 2015-2018 by Aaron Renier.

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