Hofstra University's Department of Continuing Education is offering a writing course on graphic novels this summer taught by Keith Dallas. The course description states:
"This class focuses on how to appropriately outline, pace and lay out a graphic novel script. Effective panel perspective and dialogue placement are also discussed. By the end of this course, each student will have written a script for a 22-page graphic novel chapter as well as learned how to approach artists and prospective."
More and more colleges and universities are recognizing the impact of the comic on culture and the influence on the literature and art communities. It's a good thing.