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Teaching Comics, Zine-making and Visual Literacy at OSF - Portable City Designs
In autumn 2017, I taught a four week comics course at the Oasis Skateboard Factory, an alternative highschool within the Toronto District Schoolboard. OSF has a project-focused curriculum, so our comic project was multifaceted, to approach multiple curriculum aspects. Over the course of the four weeks, we read Emily Carroll‘s Through the Woods, and Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy: The Chained Coffin. Through class discussion and on-paper exercises we analyzed stories from each book and discussed the different ways they approached the horror genre. …