Sustainable Systems: Bridge Project 5

Project Description: Now that we have read and discussed Scott Mcloud’s comic, Understanding Comics, and the various characteristics and types of comics, I have decided to create a comic of my own. To begin my project, I am going to do research by going to a comic book store and reading through comics and by writing narratives for all of my panels. Then, I am going to create a comic that will concentrate on exploring gender roles, domesticity, and humor. The panels in the comic will reflect my own personal experiences of living in the south.

Research:

  • My first step of research was going read through comics at Forbidden Planet, a comic book store.

Rough Draft: The rough draft version of my post is the narratives above.

Final Project: This is the final version of my comic.

(Below are the two links to my comic pages.)

List of Materials used to make project:

  • Sharpie pen
  • Paper
  • Printer

Reflection: Overall, I really liked this project. This project let me work on my weaknesses with illustration and photoshop. Additionally, I think that this project definitely strengthened both of those weaknesses. Furthermore, this project really inspired me to work more on my illustration skills and photoshop skills, because I was really proud of what I accomplished through through my comic.

 

 

 

Bridge Project 4: Int. Studio

Description: Bridge Project 4: Introduction to Research
Students will create a zine that addresses political issues in the science fiction world of a film from the given list. Each student will take a position on the social issue of their choosing and create a zine as agitational propaganda. You will use the content of the film to explore the particulars of social issues that plague that world. Any social issues presented within the universe of the film are fair game. Social issues are experienced by a multitude of people, problems that extend beyond an individual, and involve perception by the society as a whole.

Rough Draft: No rough draft was made for this project. However, I did do some research by going to Printed Matter and taking a look at some zines.

Final Project:Below is a link to my zine. My inspiration for this project was X Machina and the social issues presented within the movie. In this zine, I wanted to explore the social issue of gender inequality specifically women being seen as sex objects within society.

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List of materials:

  • Paper
  • Print Ink

Reflection: I really enjoyed this project.  Also, I never knew what a zine was before this project so I am glad I got to discover another art form. This project really sparked a new interest for me in zine art.  This project also really connected with me as a woman and allowed me to express myself however I wanted which I really appreciated.

Int Studio: Bridge Project 3

Project Description: Students will work in groups of 3-4. Each group will be assigned a neighborhood in the city. Groups will create an avatar that represents the history of that of neighborhood. Students will research the history, visit the site, and utilize many forms of “note-taking” (i.e. photographs, sound clips, sketches, etc.) to explore the area first hand. Groups will utilize their own experience of the sites along with historical research to create their avatars.

Rough Draft: Some photos of the area.

Final Project: This is a picture of the map my team and I created of Greenwich Village. It is a live performance map of Greenwich Village.  Below is a link to the key of the map describing what each pin’s colors (red, blue, yellow, green) represent. Also I chose to add the second image of the map using a flash on the camera to show the shiny acrylic texture of the map.

Link–> Key-2847fxw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Materials used for Project:

  • Foam Board
  • Red, yellow, and blue paint.
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Mod Podge
  • Printed Pictures
  • Push-pins
  • Plexi- glass

Reflection: 

Overall I really enjoyed this project. It was a little challenging, however I believe this project gave me the ability to think outside of the box. Also, I really liked working in groups and working with people with different perspectives. I look forward to more group projects now.