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Theory comics

Theory comics are illustrated texts in the form of comics, with students often casting themselves and class authors as characters pursuing a question or quest. Theory comics may contain narratives but the quest itself is conceptual, with characters offering help or presenting obstacles. The key is exploring different approaches to the quest, which may or not be resolved.


Comic Life, Photoshop, Illustrator, Manga Studio


  • Storyboard first to catalogue what resources you need, and to make sure that you build a coherent project.
  • This is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, employ good narrative structures to make your project interesting and impactful.
  • Have a clear vision for your thesis.