Del Rey’s Dallas Middaugh writes to let us know he’s teaching a class at NYU this Saturday entitled ‘Publishing the Graphic Novel’ The class is shy a few attendees so check out the NYU link or the info below and sign up for what sounds like a very informative event:
As to the class itself, what I try to do is give a primer on the graphic novel business. I’ve been reading comics for decades, and working the biz for the past ten years. I start with breaking down how comics are perceived and read, touch a bit on the history of the medium, and then jump right into the business of making, selling and distributing graphic novels.
I’m a year wiser and thanks to the great feedback from my last class, this is going to be a lot of fun. I hope to see you there!
The syllabus follows after the jump.
Center for Publishing
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
New York University
Course Title: Publishing the Graphic Novel
Course #: X59.9193
Term: February 6 – February 27 (no class February 20)
Day and Time: Saturdays, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Instructor: Dallas Middaugh, Associate Publisher for Del Rey Manga
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
The growth and popularity of graphic novels have been explosive in recent years, as readers and publishing houses discover the excitement and possibilities of this category. This weekend intensive focuses on all types of graphic novels including manga, superheroes, memoir, and literary; and the elements of successful creation, sales, and marketing strategies. Students explore what works for adult and adolescent audiences and what makes effective art and editorial content. In addition, students examine how to introduce graphic novels into the mainstream, through online and other innovative channels, as well as a self-publishing venture.