Professor Woolley | COMD3513 | HE75 SPRING22

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IMPORTANT Updated Schedule

Mar 10 | Week 6 

in-person class P125

Critique of progress on HW3. 

LECTURE: Point of View, Using Camera Angles and Shots to enhance the drama of your story.

DEMO: Finishing Techniques

Discussion: Wally Wood’s 22 panels (that always work!) 

*extra credit alert! *: Draw this in your style: Wally Wood’s 22 panels 

Homework 3: Finish AutoBio Story 

READ: Choose 1 Graphic Novel to examine and give a short presentation. (Midterm Presentation Due Week 8) 

Mar 17 | Week 7 


SEE BELOW for details.

DUE: finished HW3 Autobiographical Comic


Homework 4: Mini Comic 4-8 pages. Part 1: Script due week 8

READ: Chapter 6 Understanding Comics 

Mar 24 | Week 8


Critique of Progress on HW4 Mini Comic LECTURE: Storytelling and Character Development.   

LECTURE: The 5 W’s of Storytelling: Who, What, When Where, and Why?

Due: Story Midterm Graphic Novel Reading Presentation

READ: Chapter 7 Understanding Comics 

Mar 31 | Week 9


Critique of progress on HW4 Mini Comic

LECTURE: Storytelling, Scripting, and Narrative Arcs.

ACTIVITY: Animal, Occupation, Emotion 

*GUEST ARTIST VISIT* N. Steven Harris 

April 2-3, 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival 

*extra credit alert!* 

Apr 07 | Week 10

in-person class P125


The聽MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art)聽Arts Festival聽is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year.

The CityTech Inkclub will have a table at this years’ MOCCAFEST! Citytech COMD was one of only a few art schools awarded a table at this year’s event, which will take place on April 2 and 3rd.

This is a HUGE opportunity to have fun, gain exposure, and learn about the comics and cartooning industry – maybe even make a little money off of your artwork! This will not cost students any fee to table!

Pics from Past MOCCA fests

Pics from Past MOCCA fests

How can YOU participate?


Current students and recent alumni (FA19/SP20 and after) may table the event and sell their own: books, comics, zines, limited edition prints and more!

Those tabling the event will be able to set their price points and will be able to sell their work. You are paying your own costs to print your work. You keep what you make.

To sign up to table please add your contact information to the Google DOC. We will reach out soon for an organizing meeting! Date TBD


Current students and recent alumni (FA19/SP20 and after) may submit their work to the ANTHOLOGY! This anthology will be curated by faculty. It will be printed by COMD Citytech with the proceeds to go to the Citytech Inkclub.

This is a GREAT opportunity for FREE exposure!

Submissions may include but are not limited to:

  • Mini-Comics, illustrations, OG Characters and Concept Art, drawings and more!
  • The anthology is 5.5 x 8.5 vertical – work submitted must fit specs.
  • Work may be full color or black and white
  • Any medium is acceptable.

To submit your work:

PLEASE UPLOAD your work to the MOCCA FEST DROPBOX by 3/17/22

  • Please submit print-ready, 300 DPI files and follow the following naming protocol: FIRST, LAST_Title.jpg
  • Please be selective and submit only your best work!
  • You may sell prints/stickers etc of the same work you have in the anthology.
  • Please comment with your @instagram and/or portfolio site information when you upload.

Students whose work is chosen for the anthology will be notified by the illustration faculty.

Hello & Welcome!

Welcome to COMD 3513 Narrative Illustration!

On this site, you will have access to all course materials, your weekly assignments, and additional helpful resources. 聽Here you will also participate in class discussions, and post images of work in progress to share with your classmates.

To get a quick start, please check out HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE.

Carefully read the directions below to get started. Also please check out the UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS POST on how to post to this site and to your ePortfolio.

If you’d like to learn a little more about your professor, please feel free to check out my website!

Happy Drawing!

– Professor Woolley

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