Comics Class

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December 2011

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“The most impressive thing about Comics Class is that it manages to do so much in such a small amount of space. It is smart, witty, insightful, and a lot of fun to read.” – Battle Hymns

Award winning cartoonist Matthew Forsythe imparts his unique brand of comics knowledge in
Comics Class. This mini comic is 45 pages of loosely-drawn, quasi-autobiographical comics about the comics class Forsythe taught. Hegelian dialectics, sexual politics and the detestable use of clipart in comics are just some of the issues that Forsythe tackles with his disaffected class of 11 year olds – that is when he isn’t challenging them to arm wrestle for money. This hilarious collection of half-truths and half-baked theories lovingly skewers the life of a working cartoonist, and it might just teach you something, maybe.

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Comics & Cola

•Comics blog

“In which Forsythe teaches comics to a class of 11 year olds with varying results. I really like Fosythe’s cartooning here, not only is it a pleasing blend of a traditional , but looser styled, coupled with a more detailed anime/manga approach, it has an inherent sweet quality, too.” – Zainab Akhtar

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•Comics blog

“[A] quasi-autobiographical work that satirizes [Forsythe's] own attempts at teaching comics … Comics Class is satiric and heavily self-deprecatory, as Forsythe lampoons his own persona as artist and teacher on page after page. The art is much sketchier and heavily dominated by shortcuts like zip-a-tone effects; he was clearly going for something quick and punchy. This book is full of comic beats and well-constructed gags.”

The National Post

•Canadian national newspaper

“Pulling in lofty ideas like the Hegelian dialectic, Comics Class manages to give a primer-level introduction to the creative tension and construction of comics, wrapped in some very funny tales out of school tinged with despair and the blunt truths that come out of children’s mouths.”