Two New Courses Beginning This Summer!

Comics Experience is pleased to introduce two new Professional Techniques courses beginning this summer!

Now open for enrollment, the courses are available individually, or bundled together for a discounted rate.

Andy SchmidtIn September, Andy Schmidt rolls out Professional Techniques: Advanced Narrative and Storytelling Skills for Writers. Andy’s course will cover narrative tools from the technical to the creative. Ever considered how things like panel count, double-page spreads, and text layout can affect your readers’ experience? Andy will discuss those narrative devices and many more, offering instruction on how to use them most effectively.

Andy is not only the Comics Experience founder and CEO, but an established writer and editor in his own right. His writing credits include 5 Days to Die, X-Men: Divided We Stand, and G.I. Joe: Future Noir. He’s edited titles such as X-Men, Secret War, and the Annihilation saga at Marvel; and G.I. Joe and Transformers at IDW Publishing.

Justin JordanThen, beginning in February 2015, writer Justin Jordan will teach Professional Techniques: Writing Great Dialogue and Captions.

This is the first time we’re offering this course, which will get into pro-level detail about how words help bring your characters to life! You’ll learn to use dialogue and captions to make your characters compelling, authentic and well-defined.

Justin is the writer of creator-owned titles Luther Strode, Dead Body Road, and Spread from Image Comics, and has also written books for Valiant (Shadowman), DC (Deathstroke, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Superboy) and Marvel (A+X).

Our Professional Techniques courses offer the best of both worlds: pro-level instruction, without prerequisites! So whether you’ve taken all of our writing courses or are just getting started, you’ll find the tools and support you need to improve your craft at your level.

We’re also offering a bundle discount: enroll in both courses, and save $100 off the combined price!

Visit our course pages for all the details:

Professional Techniques: Advanced Narrative and Storytelling Skills begins September 15.

Professional Techniques: Writing Great Dialogue and Captions begins February 16.


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!

Posted by Nicole Boose