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Splash Biography

MORGAN PODRAZA, Comic book enthusiast from New Mexico.

Major: Humanities

College/Employer: UChicago

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago, and I am interested in visual narratives told through comics, photography, film, and material objects.

Past Classes

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H1431: Swamp Thing to Zombies: Monsters in Comics in Splash Spring 15 (May. 02, 2015)
Our world is filled with monsters and it always has been. From the beasts of Greek mythology to the Walking Dead, monsters have taken different forms but they all come from the same place...the human mind. Comics writers and artists have adapted the monsters of the past and created new ones for the present. In this class, we will look at contemporary versions of monsters in comics, including zombies and vampires, and discuss what makes these figures frightening or horrifying. At the end of the class, students will have an opportunity to imagine and draw their own monster!