Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Professor and Artistic Director of the LeRoy Neiman Gallery Tomas Vu-Daniel's course "From Drawing into Print," an exploration of the graphic novel as a medium for creating art, was featured on the comiXology website on January 7. The article was written by Columbia University Ancient/Medieval Studies Librarian Karen Green; Vu-Daniel and his class visited the library for a tour.
When asked what prompted him to design the course, Vu-Daniel said, "I have been fascinated by comic books and graphic novels for a very long time. I thought 'From Drawing into Print' could take on that format and tradition: printmaking and bookmaking and drawing are technical components we teach in most of the printmaking classes here, so I really wanted to use the capacity we have for making to look at a contemporary and exciting creative process. We wanted to engage students with visual and narrative possibilities and the results were staggering."