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MCC announces new graphic novel course

CRYSTAL LAKE – Learn how to create a graphic novel and earn college credit at the same time with a new course that begins in the spring semester at McHenry County College.

The class is part of the Graphic Arts Associate in Applied Science degree program.

For those who have always wanted to create their own comic book or manga story, this class could open up opportunities to become published.

MCC’s new Graphic Novel class will teach students how to use simple shapes to tell a story.

They also will study published manga and comics to learn how other artists have used the graphic novel format, and create their own sequential art short story in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.

No drawing skills or computer background is necessary; this class will teach students step by step how to build characters out of simple shapes, and show how to create effective page layouts using storyboarding techniques.

For information, contact the instructor, Susan Sieber, at 

See the instructor’s gallery at

No prerequisite is required; the class is open to high school students and community members.

To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588 and ask for course DGM-290-001. 


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