6 Week Online Course | jan 29–mar 5, 2014 | Instructor: Robert Atkins
Be a comic book artist! Renowned comic book penciler Robert Atkins (Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimatum Fantastic Four: Requiem, G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes) teaches you how to improve your storytelling, what the professional standards are, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a great cover, and strategies for breaking into the business!
You'll complete five pages of sequential comics pages under the guidance of your instructor and you'll get all the behind the scenes tips he can pack into six weeks.
And best of all, Comics Experience maintains a fun and creative environment built on positive reinforcement and encouragement. This is a safe place to bring your work and grow. You'll get honest feedback meant to help move you forward.
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The class size is limited keep the course intimate and ensure that every student gets the attention he or she deserves.
Following his graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004, Robert Atkins has worked as a penciler, inker and colorist within the comic industry. His most recent work includes the penciling chores on IDW's G.I. JOE series. Robert has also penciled The Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, and The Savage She-Hulk for Marvel comics.
Other works include stories for the Heroes online comic for NBC, Legion of Super-Heroes for DC comics, Snake Eyes: Declassified, and Forgotten Realms for Devil's Due Publishing. After his incredible work on G.I. JOE, he was asked to re-launch the first ever Snake Eyes ongoing series.
He is also co-creator of the comic book series Elders of the RuneStone with writer Quinn Johnson (TMNT, Scrapyard Detectives)!
Robert is a member of the Tsunami Studio art group and can be found wandering aimlessly at many of the comic conventions held across the country.
I don't know much about comic book art, is that okay?
Absolutely. We created these courses to appeal to comic enthusiasts of all kinds. Beginners and old pros alike. Our friendly staff are very good at teaching to your level and helping you raise that level each and every week.
I'm an old pro, can this class help me?
We firmly believe that one should always be learning, no matter how successful or how popular. And if you've been at this for a number of years, we're bound to have some fresh perspectives that will enlighten you and help improve your game.
I don't really want to BE a comic book artist, but I like comic book art. Is this the class for me?
You are under no real pressure to complete the active homework assignments. We encourage you to do so because it enhances your own learning. But if you just want to get into the mindset or gain a better understanding of how to look at and evaluate the art you see in your hobby, then we think you'll be astounded by all the thought, preparation, and skill that goes into making a rock solid comic book page.
What if I miss a class? Can I make it up?
While our class meetings are live, all the classes are also recorded and posted. You'll have access to all the class sessions for the entire duration of the class and a few weeks after it ends. And if you have any questions after viewing it, you can always post those on the dedicated class member-only online forum for your instructor to answer.
Does the course cover anything else?
Sure! Besides teaching the methodology on how to approach that blank white page, we also cover industry-related topics like strategies on breaking in and networking within the comics community.
How do I get notified after I've clicked on the PayPal Button?
You will receive an email confirmation at the address linked to your PayPal account, usually within 24 hours.
Is there any learning in between class meetings?
There sure is! You and your classmates will have exclusive access to a class member-only online forum, where you can talk with each other, interact with your instructor, and post your art for review as well as review others' art. And we can't stress enough how important reviewing other art really is–how much YOU learn by doing it. The class forum is open 24/7 while class is in session.
To participate in our live online sessions you will need: