student work from Matt Madden's Obstacle Course
The comics in this set were done by SVA undergraduate illustration & cartooning majors over the last three years for a senior elective of mine called Obstacle Course. In the class I present them with a series of assignments based on creative rules or constraints. The idea is that by giving yourself arbitrary limits you will exercise creative problem-solving muscles you didn't know you had. And the results, as you will see, are some great, unusual comics that these kids would never have dreamed up otherwise.
First part of the set consists of one-page assignments, the second part consists of longer pieces delving deeper into a particular constraint.
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