If you were to look closely around your classroom, we suspect you’d find more than a few budding graphic novelist hard at work on a comic strip. Why not think of comics as a literary experience? There are plenty of online webcomic makers (see one list below under Tutorials), emerging apps for mobile devices, and the old-fashioned but tried-and-true technology of paper and pencil. The beauty of comic making is that it combines the power of the narrative with the impact of the visual. Inference is a key component to composing a comic, as well. Scott McCloud’s work on comics is breathtaking in its scope and consideration, and worthy of a graduate course, but his work also showcases the kinds of thinking that goes into a quality graphic story. You can make a comic in a single panel or you can extend it out for several pages.