Comic Art
Our 100 level courses are open to anyone who wishes to enroll—and they’re great for beginners all the way up to seasoned pros alike. Our Level 100 courses have no prerequisite requirement.
  • 6 Week Online Course

    Introduction to Comic Book Coloring

    Instructor: Chris Sotomayor

    Starts: March 9, 2020

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

  • 6 Week Online Course

    Introduction to Figure Drawing & Anatomy

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Starts: May 12, 2020

    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!

  • 6 Week Online Course

    Comics Art: Introduction to Visual Storytelling

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    Starts: July 14, 2020

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

  • 4 Week Online Course

    Production and Business 103: 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.

  • 5 Week Online Course

    Illustration 102: Introduction to Perspective & Environments

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    In this five-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 Online Course

    Digital Art 101: 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 Online Course

    Production & Business 102: 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 Online Course

    Kickstarting Your Comic or Graphic Novel

    Instructor: Heather Antos

    Got a comics project you want to get funded and out into the world? Then we’ve got the course for you! In this six-week course, famed comics editor and Kickstarter expert Heather Antos shows you how to create, launch, and manage a successful comics Kickstarter project!

  • 6 Week 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.

  • 4 Week Online Course

    Comic Book Editing & Project Management

    Instructor: Andy Schmidt

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

Our 200 Level courses move beyond the basics, teaching higher level skills and craft as well as diving deeper into the industry as a whole. Please check your course’s “Requirements” tab for any prerequisites.
  • 5 Week Online Course

    Illustration 201: Advanced Figure Drawing & Construction

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

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

  • 7 Week Online Course

    Illustration 203: 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.

  • 5 Week Online Course

    Production & Business 202: 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.

  • 5 Week 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 Online Course

    Comics Coloring 201: Advanced Comic Book Coloring

    Instructor: Chris Sotomayor

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

  • 5 Week Online Course

    Comics Storytelling 201: 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.

Our 300 Level courses are our “Go Pro!” line up—designed for those who are determined to reach a professional level of work and understanding of the industry and freelance business. Please check your course’s “Requirements” tab for any prerequisites.
  • 8 Week Online Course

    Comics Storytelling & Illustration 301: 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.

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