Comic Art
  • 4 Week Digital Course

    Comic Book Editing & Project Management

    Instructor: Andy Schmidt

    Starts: May 10, 2021

    Find collaborators, manage budgets, timetables, bring the best out of your writers and artists, problem solve, and make a professional-level project!

  • 6 Week Live Online Course

    Introduction to Perspective & Environments

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Starts: May 11, 2021

    In this six-week course, pro comic penciler Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Magdalena, The House) teaches you all the necessary tools and tricks for learning perspective and creating environments through illustration.

  • 6 Week Live Online Course

    Introduction to Comic Book Coloring

    Instructor: Chris Sotomayor

    Starts: July 12, 2021

    In this six-week course, pro colorist Chris Sotomayor teaches you all the necessary tools for coloring and using color as a storytelling device.

  • 6 Week Live Online Course

    Introduction to Visual Storytelling

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Starts: July 13, 2021

    Join professional artist Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Triage, The House, Paradox) as he teaches you everything you need to know about comic book storytelling in this dynamic six-week class.

  • 6 Week Live Online Course

    Introduction to Writing Comics

    Instructors: Andy Schmidt and Paul Allor

    Starts: July 14, 2021

    Learn how to craft a comic book story, create great characters, the ins and outs of the industry and tips for breaking in—all from one of the industry’s leading professional editors.

  • 6 Week Live Online Course

    Advanced Figure Drawing & Anatomy

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Starts: September 21, 2021

    Advanced Figure Drawing is an exciting course of study in adapting the dynamic human figure to comic book art!

  • 6 Week Live Online Course

    Comics Writing: Discovering Genre

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    Starts: September 22, 2021

    The comics industry is founded on genre work, with professional writers expected to write top-level stories in a variety of genres and styles. In this six-week course, comics writer Paul Allor will guide you through the genres of science fiction, crime, horror, comedy, romance and more! You will discover what makes these genres tick, and learn how to craft a winning story in each.

  • 7 Week Live Online Course

    Advanced Comic Book Coloring

    Instructor: Chris Sotomayor

    Starts: November 8, 2021

    In this seven-week course, colorist Chris Sotomayor covers all the advanced coloring techniques that take your work to the next level!

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Comics Writing: Advanced Narrative & Storytelling Skills

    Instructor: Andy Schmidt

    Open to all writers, this course is an intensive plunge into advanced narrative techniques specifically for comics. If you’re looking for ways to add extra punch or extra depth to your scripts, this is a course you CANNOT miss!

  • 7 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Comic Book Inking & Rendering

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    In a comprehensive seven weeks of instruction and interaction with professional artist Phillip Sevy, this course covers the fundamentals of the inking stage and polished pencil rendering for comics. This course concludes with a final assignment and personal critique from the instructor.

  • 4 Week live online Course
    Comic Book Law for Creators

    Instructor: Joe Sergi

    In this course, Joe Sergi, attorney, comic creator, and author of Comic Book Law: Cautionary Tales for the Comic Creator, will cover the legal topics that creators may face when making comics.

  • 8 Week live online Course
    Comics Storytelling & Illustration: Live Studio Experience

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Developed by Andy Schmidt and artist Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Magdalena, The House) and many more), this eight-week intensive class for artists takes each student through a virtual studio development program, addresses their goals, and provides student-specific direction for their prospective career.

  • 8 Week live online Course
    Comics Writing: Scripting Your Mini-Series or OGN

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    Every comic book mini-series is a journey – for both the reader and the writer. You set out with a goal, a destination, and maybe even a map. But along the way you find detours, roadblocks, unexpected surprises both good and bad.

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Digital Painting

    Instructor: Scott Johnson

    Learn the art of digital painting! Professional illustrator Scott Johnson (Marvel superhero licensing, Warhammer 40k, Rifts) teaches you the art fundamentals, necessary tools and time-saving tricks for painting with Photoshop.

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Logo & Marketing Materials Design

    Instructor: Rich Bloom

    In this five-week course, graphic designer and illustrator Rich Bloom teaches you all the necessary tools and tricks to develop a working logo for your comic.

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Writing for Animation

    Instructor: Zac Atkinson

    Learn how to translate your ideas for TV shows, movies, and short films into professional scripts! This six-week course covers everything you need to know to start writing your own screenplay.

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Advanced Logo & Book Design

    Instructor: Rich Bloom

    In this five-week course, graphic designer and illustrator Rich Bloom teaches you all the necessary tools and tricks to expand upon your logo work including advanced logo techniques to incorporate images and icons, as well as design pages to give your comic a polished and professional look.

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Animating

    Instructor: Owen Welsh

    In this six-week course, pro character designer Owen Welsh teaches you all the necessary tools and tricks to create model sheets for character designs.

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Story Arcs and the Art of Serialized Storytelling

    Instructor: Fred Van Lente

    In this six-week course, acclaimed comics writer Fred Van Lente will take you through the necessary steps to craft compelling story arcs and ongoing comic book narratives exactly like professional comic book writers do it.

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Digital Inking and Finishing

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    A powerful study specifically on methods used in comic book art—making them ready to send to an inker or colorist and achieve finished pencils ready for professional publications!

  • 7 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Storyboarding

    Instructor: Owen Welsh

    Developed by Andy Schmidt and Owen Welsh (Sims 2, Sims 3, MySims 2, MySims 3, Hellgate London, and many more), this seven-week, intensive class for storyboarding teaches you all the necessary tools and tricks to interpret words into powerful pictures.

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Designing Great Characters

    Instructor: Owen Welsh

    Developed by Andy Schmidt and Owen Welsh (Sims 2, Sims 3, MySims 2, MySims 3, Hellgate London), this six-week intensive class for character designers teaches you all the necessary fundamental elements for not only designing characters but how to lay them out on a model sheets.

  • 7 Week live online Course
    Advanced Screenwriting

    Instructor: James Janowsky

    In this seven-week course, writer and educator James Janowsky teaches you how to effectively strategize, prepare and ultimately write a professional and engaging feature length screenplay.

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Introduction to Screenwriting

    Instructor: James Janowsky

    In this six-week course, screenwriter and educator James Janowsky teaches you all the necessary tools and tricks to strategize and write an effective screen story.

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Comics Storytelling Masterclass

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    An intensive course of study focused on breaking the mold of more traditional grid layout storytelling while digging underneath the surface of your art to find ways to add more emotion and meaning to your ideas.

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Comics Writing: Professional Freelance Writing

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    In this five-week course, comics writer Paul Allor sets the class on their mission–you’ve been hired to write a five-page story on your choice of one of several franchise properties–now it’s your job to get the script done on time and up to professional standards!

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Comics Writing: Great Dialogue & Narrative Captions

    Instructor: Fred Van Lente

    Open to all writers, this intensive course covers how to use dialogue and narration to drive story, reveal character and keep readers interested. If you want your characters to sing, or at least speak, you need this course.

  • 5 Week live online Course
    Writing Creator-Owned & Indie Comics

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    In this five-week course, critically-acclaimed comics writer Paul Allor teaches you how to build your creator-owned and indie comics career from the ground up!

  • 6 Week live online Course
    Kickstarting Your Comic or Graphic Novel

    Instructor: Ryan Browne

    In this six-week course, Kickstarter expert Ryan Browne teaches you all the necessary tools for creating and executing your own Kickstarter.

  • 6 Week Live Online Course
    Introduction to Lettering Comics

    Instructor: Sean Rinehart

    Join pro Sean Rinehart for a six-week course on lettering and production work. There’s a lot more to lettering than digitally pasting words onto the page. Avoid the pitfalls of unprofessional lettering by training with Sean!

  • 6 Week Live Online Course
    Introduction to Figure Drawing & Anatomy

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Jump into this in-depth study in drawing and constructing the human form and learn how to render phenomenal human images without the aid of photographic reference!

  • 5 Week Live Online Course
    Comics Writing: Creating Great Characters

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    Great comics start with great characters. From the Golden Age of superheroes to last week’s indie darling, when you think of your favorite comics, you’ll most likely think about the fantastic characters within.

  • 7 Week Live Online Course
    Advanced Comic Book Writing: Perfecting a One-Shot

    Instructors: Andy Schmidt and Paul Allor

    For graduates of the Introduction class, delve even deeper into the art and craft of writing comic book scripts! In this seven-week class, Andy will guide you through writing (and revising) a full 20-page comic book–plus get additional insight person making it in the industry!

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