Here's some news for all the comic aficionados in the local area:
Jackie Estrada is teaching a course through UCSan Diego's Extension program, titled "Intro to the Graphic Novel." If you know any UCSD Students wanting to learn about the process, here it is in class form.
The course runs for six weeks, Thursday nights at UCSD Extension campus, April 16 to May 21, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The fee is $165. Topics will include: exactly what is a graphic novel, the history and evolution of the graphic novel and the wide variety of books that are published in this medium (it's not a genre!)