Learn all of the elements that go into telling and illustrating a compelling story in comic form!
Renowned comic book artist Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Triage, The House, Paradox) 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 four pages of sequential comic pages under Phillip’s guidance and you’ll get all the behind-the-scenes tips he can pack into six weeks.
No matter where you are in your comics art journey, Comics Experience maintains a creative environment built on positive reinforcement and encouragement. This is a safe place to bring your existing work, create new stories and grow. You’ll get honest feedback meant to help move you forward.
- You will complete four pages of sequential art under Phillip’s guidance.
- You’ll get all of Phillip’s best tips and training.
- You also get exclusive access to a dedicated class member-only online forum.
- You’ll have access to recordings of any class in the series for the duration of the class and a few weeks after its conclusion—so you never have to miss a class!
- You’ll get bonus videos compiled by Phillip for added lessons and content. These mean more in-class learning!
- Simply click on the PayPal button and you’re enrolled.
The class size is limited to keep the course intimate and ensure that every student gets the attention he or she deserves.
Phillip Sevy began his comics career with Heartless Dark, a weekly webcomic he wrote, penciled, inked, and colored. At its conclusion, Phillip attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where he got his MFA in Sequential Art. He was named a runner-up in the 2014 Top Cow Talent Hunt competition.
For Top Cow, he’s drawn The Freeze, Magdalena, Athena IX, Poseidon IX, The Tithe vol 2 as well as contributing to Witchblade 185 (the final issue of the landmark series).
Phillip is most known for his work on Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider series, which he’s drawn 16 issues of.
He published Paradox, a creator-owned sci-fi oneshot in 2017. His creator-owned graphic novel The House (with artist Drew Zucker) was named “Top Ten Horror Comics of 2017” by HorrorTalk.com as well as “Top 15 Horror Comics of 2018” and “Top 100 Horror Comics of All Time” by Paste Magazine.
Phillip recently completed work on Triage – a creator owned sci-fi action, adventure book with Dark Horse that he wrote, penciled, inked, and colored. Hailed as the “sleeper hit of 2019.”
Phillip has also worked with Valiant Entertainment, IDW, Black Mask Comics, Line Webtoon, and has work published in a variety of acclaimed anthologies.
Phillip’s worked with a variety of corporate clients doing commercial illustration over the last few years, including AMC Entertainment, Discovery Channel and the Sundance Channel. He spent nearly five years teaching Comics and Sequential Art at Broadview Entertainment Arts University where he won awards for Outstanding Faculty and Excellence in Applied Learning. He’s currently teaching online courses with Comics Experience.
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 experienced alike! Our friendly staff are great at teaching to your level and helping you raise that level each week.
I’m an old pro; can this class help me?
We firmly believe that one should always be learning, no matter how successful. If you’ve been at this for a number of years, we’ll have a fresh perspective 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. 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 as a hobby – then you’ll be astounded by the thought, preparation, and skill that goes into making a comic book page.
What if I miss a class? Can I make it up?
While our class meetings are live, all classes are 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. If you have any questions after viewing it, you can always post on the dedicated class member-only online forum for your instructor to answer.
Does the course cover anything else?
Sure! 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 between class meetings?
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). We can’t stress enough how important reviewing others’ art really is – how much YOU learn by doing it. The class forum is open 24/7 while class is in session.
If I don’t live in the United States, can I still take the course?
You bet. We’ve had students jump in from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa. Some of these students have not been able to attend live but they’ve viewed the recordings and interacted with their classmates online!
This course fulfills the requirement to take Comics Storytelling Masterclass!
To participate in our live online sessions you will need:
- A computer or mobile device that meets Zoom’s minimum requirements
- High-speed Internet access
- To agree to the terms included in Comics Experience’s User Agreement.
- Headphones/ear buds with microphone (optional, but strongly suggested)
- A scanner is recommended so that it is easier for you to share your art to get constructive criticism from your classmates and from Phillip himself.
- Your Artist Hat!
“This past February, I submitted my artwork at the DC Talent Search. The following day, I went to the convention, confident I’d be on the list for a one-on-one session… After all, I had spent months working on those three pages!
My not seeing my name on the board was a life changing moment. The ‘rejection’ wasn’t even the hardest part. It was the not knowing why my pages weren’t good enough. Books help; I’d already read plenty of them. But there are thousands of factors specific to a writer and artist that play into their work.
Enter Comics Experience. There’s a huge gap between the guy who’s drawing his favorite heroes in his favorite poses and the guy who’s submitting stuff that meets the standard of the industry. Your classes proved to be the perfect step to closing that gap.”