Introduction to Comics module (EN11008)

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Module code


  • Level 1
  • English - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%


This module will introduce students to the history of comics and encourage them to foster an understanding of comics texts through critical analysis and creative work; and to introduce the skills required to undertake an undergraduate degree of which comics is a component.

The module combines a critical history of the comics medium with practical exercises and assignments. For the creative element, students may concentrate on a particular aspect of comics e.g. writing or art, and there will be an opportunity for collaboration. The indicative module content is as follows:

  • Introduction – Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels
  • Genre, Character, Story
  • Autobiography & Truth Games
  • International Comics Cultures
  • Showcase: Exhibition and Performance event


Dr Damon Herd


  • 4 x journals (300 words each) (50%)
  • Comics creation (50%)