Learn how to turn your story ideas into scripts, your scripts into thumbnail sketches, and your thumbnail sketches into finished comic pages in this six-week course!
If you've always wanted to learn how to make your own comics, or are interested in learning more about visual storytelling, Making Comics is a perfect introductory course designed to get you producing comics. Over six weeks, you'll learn about scripting, planning and designing your characters, environments, and panels, the ins, and outs of the comic production process, traditional inking techniques, and assembling your comic into a printed mini-comic for exchange. For students interested in a deeper dive, there are additional materials for the course from the instructor available online via blog posts and YouTube videos.
During this class, we’re going to cover the basics of human anatomy for cartooning, an introduction to perspective for constructing backgrounds, and an exploration of traditional inking materials such as technical pens, brush pens, inking nibs, and brushes.
Even if you're already making comics, this class provides an excellent opportunity to meet other comic artists, create comics in a friendly setting, hone your skills, and seek critique. Feel free to work at your own pace in a welcoming environment, or work along with the structure of the class.
Not an artist? Fear not--this class is geared to be useful for beginners as well as more experienced artists. If you need additional help or resources, I’m available via email during the semester, and there’s a Facebook group to facilitate critique and growth during and even after class.
Class ends with a mini comic exchange--every student will get a copy of their classmates' comics, learn a bit about zine and mini comic culture, and find about about further opportunities for creating comics.
The next class Making Comics starts on January 24th.