Class Notes: 3/26/08

Featuring John Porcellino’s graphic memoir "Perfect Example," we had a good discussion on both story and form and covered the first section to decipher how story arc and characters are developed with the enhancement of images.  Basically the story is one of teenage angst, the wanting to fit into a world that is sometimes one way, sometimes another. 

Maybe we all drove home thinking about high school and how and if we fit in, who we related to, what groups or individuals had an impact on us or that we might have had some influence upon.  How we survived the transitioning into adulthood–perhaps some of us had an extended youth via campus life, some went into the work atmosphere.  Some, I remember, were already starting families…

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