In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a four page comic book. Many of the students were unfamiliar with comic books but learned in the class how the visual sequence of images in a comic is very much like that in a movie. The project had to use either the Harry Potter movies or the Twilight movies as the basis for an original myth that investigated a mythological theme: chaos, creation, time, the quest, metamorphosis, difference, or "the Other". Each comic was an exercise in rethinking these universes and using the characters and setting in a new, mythological context.
Lee, J., Xu, C., Wald, J., Witte, O., Rush, K., Serrano, A., Aigeldinger, K., Jesuele, D., Yin, L., Valentine, L., & Krasniewicz, L. (2009, October 01). Mythology and the Movies, Vol. 1. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/showcase_comics/24
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