Our Introduction to Comic Book Writing course is officially sold out!
We’re still getting emails from folks who missed out — and we’re sorry, but we limit the number of students to ensure everyone receives the attention they deserve.
The other courses are filling up as well, so if you want into our Art, Coloring, or Lettering courses, described below, don’t delay!
PLEASE NOTE: The Intro classes are required prerequisites for our Advanced Classes in writing, art, and coloring. This is your opportunity to be ready for the next wave of our Advanced courses!
INTRODUCTION TO COMIC BOOK ART
Introduction to Comic Book Art will be taught by Robert Atkins, a professional comic book artist who has worked on G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes, Amazing Spider-Man, Heroes for Hire, Ultimatum Fantastic Four: Requiem and many others.
In this online course, you’ll learn how to improve your storytelling, what the professional standards are, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a great cover, and strategies to break into the business.
You’ll be asked to complete five pages of sequential comics pages under the guidance of your instructor and you’ll get all the behind the scenes tips Robert can pack into six weeks.
You can read what one of Robert’s former students had to say about his teaching skills right here. Or check out Robert’s art and get a sense of his teaching philosophy in this Guest Blog about the Intro class from August of last year.
Introduction to Comic Book Art with Robert Atkins
Begins August 1, 2013!
INTRODUCTION TO COMIC BOOK COLORING
Intro to Comic Book Coloring will be taught by Chris Sotomayor (aka Soto), professional colorist on countless Marvel titles (Spider-Man, X-Men, The Avengers, etc.).
In this six-week intensive class for colorists, you’ll learn all the necessary tools and tricks for not only coloring with Photoshop, but also how to tell great stories through color.
You’ll get access to all the tools of the trade, tips on how to break in, and you’ll be working with Chris on the pages you color for the class.
You can read Soto’s own thoughts on the class right here…OR read why the class is even better than marriage right here!
Intro to Comic Book Coloring with Soto
Begins September 2, 2013!
COMIC BOOK LETTERING AND PRODUCTION
Comic Book Lettering and Production will be taught by professional letterer Dave Sharpe, who has been in the business for twenty years.
In this seven-week course, Dave will take you through the programs, the thought-process, and the decision-making skills to create comics with slick, professional lettering. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also learn the production work associated with publishing comics! Setting up covers with logos, cover elements, integrating the digital lettering files with the digital color files properly, and page set-up along with a healthy dose of trouble-shooting the most common problems.
Dave started out hand lettering in the Marvel Bullpen before moving to digital lettering, taught lettering at the Joe Kubert School in the mid-90s, and developed and led the Marvel in-house lettering department for two years.
Since then, Dave is now lettering regularly for DC, in addition to working with many small publishers as well. He is, without a doubt, one of the most well respected, talented, and professional letterers in the comics business.
To quote Comics Experience founder (and ex-Marvel and IDW Editor) Andy Schmidt, “Dave can teach. I’ve seen him do it and he taught me much while I worked at Marvel. In the first ten minutes, he taught me enough about lettering that I could talk reasonably intelligently about it with the seasoned Marvel staff. Thank you for that, Dave.”
Learning how to letter can save you money on your projects and improve your storytelling. Plus, bad lettering can kill the impression your book makes! Read more about all of that right here.
Comic Book Lettering and Production with Dave Sharpe
Begins February 10, 2014!
Our courses are offered LIVE, streaming online, and you can attend from wherever you live. You’ll be able to see your instructor and his desktop, interact with your classmates, and discuss your classwork in real time. Recordings are available during the duration of the course if you miss one, and you’ll be able to communicate with your classmates all week long in a special, dedicated online forum for just you and your class.
We hope to see you in our courses or as part of our Creators Workshop community. Sign up now!
If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!