On Friday, February 15, the Cogswell Comic Creation Club – fondly known around campus as the C4 – seven hardy souls and one faculty adviser gathered in room 156 at 2:00PM for 12 hours of intense comic development. Yes, that does mean that they were busy drafting and drawing in this art form until 2:00AM Saturday morning.
The goal was for each participant to generate one six page story. They were well fortified with snacks and caffeine enhanced beverages.
Some students created their artwork the old-fashioned way – using paper and pencil – while others generated their comics straight from their computers. A lively discussion ensued about digital versus hand-drawn. The main question centered on, can you say you are selling original artwork if it’s digital? They didn’t reach a conclusion but had a good time arguing the pros and cons of each method.
Can’t wait to see the final products!
Let us know what you think about the digital versus hand-drawn debate.