2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IILLU 3550 Self Publishing

With an entrepreneurial focus, this course will consider the industry, culture, markets, and studio practice culminating in a complete ready for market book, comic, or zine series. Students will approach self publishing in a collaborative manner: brainstorming ideas, production, albeit physical or digital in form, funding, and promotion, as well as building, and sustaining readership. Each student will develop concept sketches, book dummies, as well as finished art. Through lectures, research and object-based learning, students will compile a list of industry and production resources for publishing, marketing, and distribution of their projects in the contemporary world.