I have to say, when I decided to take this course, I knew we would be reading some interesting material. However, I was shocked at the amount of mature content we as high school students were presented with and asked to analyze. My childish views of comics were certainly broadened from amusement to appreciation and respect.
Every book we read this semester either contained extreme violence or nudity--many both. Not to complain, but the multi-genre research project was a relief, for I was able to revisit the innocence and childhood bliss that comes with the Calvin and Hobbes series. I'm glad that even though many comics are extremely serious, I can always turn to that cute little blonde boy and his stuff tiger for a laugh.