17.583 Conflict and the Graphic Novel is a 12-unit political science course, which presents the roots and consequences of violent conflict through the graphic novel. We developed visualization curriculum for this new subject in collaboration with course creator and instructor Prof. Fotini Christia of the MIT Department of Political Science. As part of the class, Dr. Violeta Ivanova taught sessions on storytelling, illustration, and graphic novel design, and supervised creative work by the students. Curriculum development for 17.583 was funded by a grant from the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Based on Reynaldo Leal, Jr.’s interview and photography, used by permission
Illustrations and additional artwork by Betsy Skrip
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.- Joan Miro