When trying to incorporate a graphic novel into an art class, choosing which book to choose is not an easy task.
First of all, if you don't have time to read all the huge amount of graphic novels or don't know which book to read first, you may be in trouble. In this case, first asking ChatGPT for recommended books will help save time and reduce trial and error.
Reviews of Search Results: Do It Yourself vs. Chat GPT
First, below is a case where a graphic novel to be applied to an art class was recommended using ChatGPT.
ChatGPT provided the answer very clearly and quickly.
Certainly, there are many graphic novels that can be used in art classes to explore various artistic styles, techniques, and storytelling methods. Here are some graphic novels that are not only artistically rich but can also be used to teach different aspects of visual storytelling and illustration:
Below are 10 graphic novels suggested by a blogger.
As you can see, there are books that overlap with the books selected by AI. In my case, the content presented by the blogger was more impressive. Because it was presented graphically, it was easy to understand, and because it presented personal experiences, it was fun and empathetic while reading. Additionally, some bloggers even present their own trial and error process, which helps reduce mistakes.
In my case, I can't forget my experience when I first used ChatGPT. Along with the fear that the world will soon change into a world dominated by artificial intelligence, I also worry that it will be difficult for people like me who have worked with handmade items to make a living.
However, as I get used to artificial intelligence, I also fall into a kind of boredom and slump. In other words, we know that artificial intelligence is still insufficient in many ways to replace humans. When it comes to searches, I find human-generated results fresher, interactive and more informative. This is because it comes from experience, so it is much more empathetic and easy to follow from the perspective of a human who will have the same experience. In the case of artificial intelligence, although it always provides exemplary as if they were an upright person and perfect answers, it often ends with "Wow! That's amazing." In other words, there is no feeling of empathy or communication. So, my usage of artificial intelligence is gradually decreasing. It is often used when I want to use a different expression while writing, or when it is difficult to search because the data is too updated and has rarely been exposed on the Internet.
However, in this case, when I asked about the advantages of graphic novels or wanted to quickly find an accurate answer to an unknown area, artificial intelligence always gave me good results.
I asked the artificial intelligence the following question.
As an artist, you might be particularly interested in graphic novels that showcase unique and visually striking artwork, explore the creative process, or delve into the world of art and artists. Here are some graphic novels that artists may find inspiring and insightful:
The answers provided by artificial intelligence are graphic novels that provide valid reasons and evidence that an artist would have chosen.
So what about graphic novels selected by humans and artists rather than artificial intelligence? Below is a story about a book recommended by an artist blogger from an artistic perspective.
This is because reading is an act of reading, empathizing, and communicating with the author's subjective experience, indirect/direct experience. Therefore, sharing these experiences can be more helpful in selecting books that students can relate to in actual art classes.
Art classes and graphic novels are interconnected in several ways, as both involve elements of visual storytelling and creativity.
The skills and concepts learned in art classes can be directly applied to the creation of graphic novels, making these two forms of artistic expression closely related. In the future, we will often see cases like this where graphic novels are used in actual classroom settings, the popularity of novels with beautiful graphics, and cases where graphic novels themselves become art.
Especially, graphic novels are poised to play a more prominent role in education, literature, and the art world in the future. Their appeal lies in their unique combination of visual and narrative storytelling, and as the medium continues to evolve, it will open up exciting possibilities for creators and readers alike.
Considering this importance, art teachers may need to focus on more subjective experiences. However, personally, I think it would be better to use artificial intelligence search for reasons such as whether it violates the law, is not overly sensational or violent, or requires a more in-depth approach within the bounds of subjective experience.
And from the perspective of an artist, when I tried to classify graphic novels to apply them to art classes, I found that I, too, thought that visual and artistic impact was more important when searching. So, I discovered the vision that when graphic novels faithfully fulfill their role as visual storytellers, this genre can play an active and important role not only in art classes but also in other areas.
Myungja Anna Koh