First Year Seminar: How do you tell a story with images? In this studio course, students will develop visual language skills by creating zines and comix using text, drawings and handmade prints. Students will draw inspiration from contemporary printmakers and graphic novelists while learning the foundational skills of craftsmanship, tools, and techniques of printmaking and book binding from a historic and cultural perspective. We will also explore the intersection of text and image through drawing techniques that combine elements of visual art and the vocabulary of comix. Along with telling personal stories, we will engage with a community partner to become a voice for others and transform their stories into hand held prints and books.