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Comics Writing & Production

Comics Experience’s writing and production courses are taught by industry professionals with proven track records for excellence and great interest and aptitude for teaching.

Available Courses

  • Instructors: Andy Schmidt, Paul Allor

    Learn how to craft a comic book story, create great characters, the in’s and out’s of the industry and tips for breaking in—all from one of the industry’s leading professional editors. More Details...

    6 Week Online Course

    Starts October 9, 2019

  • Instructor: Paul Allor

    In this five-week course, comics writer Paul Allor sets the class on their mission–you’ve been hired to write a five-page story on your choice of one of several franchise properties–now it’s your job to get the script done on time and up to professional standards! And that means a monkey-wrench or two along the way!... More Details...

    5 Week Online Course

    Starts October 17, 2019

  • 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! More Details...

    4 Week Online Course

    Starts November 25, 2019

  • 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. More Details...

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    4 Week Online Course

    Started October 2, 2017

  • Instructor: Erica Schultz

    Join pro Erica Schultz for a seven-week course on lettering and production work. There’s a lot more to lettering than digitally pasting words onto the page. Avoid the pitfalls of unprofessional lettering by training with Erica! More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started June 4, 2019

  • Instructor: Andy Schmidt

    Open to all writers, this course is an intensive plunge into advanced narrative techniques specifically for comics. If you’re looking for ways to add extra punch or extra depth to your scripts, this is a course you CANNOT miss! More Details...

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    5 Week Online Course

    Started September 15, 2014

  • Instructor: Paul Allor

    Open to all writers, this intensive course covers how to use dialogue and narration to drive story, reveal character and keep readers interested. If you want your characters to sing, or at least speak, you need this course. More Details...

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    5 Week Online Course

    Started February 16, 2015

  • Instructor: Paul Allor

    Every comic book mini-series is a journey – for both the reader and the writer. You set out with a goal, a destination, and maybe even a map. But along the way you find detours, roadblocks, unexpected surprises both good and bad. More Details...

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    20 Week Online Course

    Started March 28, 2018

  • Instructor: Andy Schmidt

    For graduates of the Introduction class, delve even deeper into the art and craft of writing comic book scripts! In this seven-week class, Andy will guide you through writing (and revising) a full 20-page comic book--plus get additional insight person making it in the industry! More Details...

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    7 Week Online Course

    Started August 21, 2019

  • Instructor: Paul Allor

    Great comics start with great characters. From the Golden Age of superheroes to last week’s indie darling, when you think of your favorite comics, you’ll most likely think about the fantastic characters within. More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started June 6, 2018

  • 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. More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started September 13, 2018

  • 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. More Details...

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    5 Week Online Course

    Started November 8, 2018

  • 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. More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started June 8, 2019

  • Instructor: Fred Van Lente

    In this six-week course, acclaimed comics writer Fred Van Lente will take you through the necessary steps to craft compelling story arcs and ongoing comic book narratives exactly like professional comic book writers do it. More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started April 10, 2019

  • Instructor: Paul Allor

    In this five-week course, comics writer Paul Allor explores the genres of science fiction, crime, horror, comedy, and romance, dissecting them and giving you the foundational knowledge of each so that you can effectively write within the genre and play with the form--creating something unique to you. More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started June 14, 2019

  • Instructor: Heather Antos

    There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the notification that your project has been funded and that you’ve been given the greenlight to go ahead and move forward with your dream. However, there is also nothing quite as daunting as running a Kickstarter campaign in the first place. More Details...

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    1 Day Online Course

    Started November 9, 2018

  • Instructor: James Tynion IV

    Super-Star comics (Justice League, Detective Comics) writer James Tynion IV divulges all his secrets on how to craft team-based super hero and ensemble cast comics! More Details...

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    1 Day Online Course

    Started April 20, 2019

  • 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! More Details...

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    6 Week Online Course

    Started April 1, 2019

  • Instructor: Greg Pak

    Countless books and courses offer absolutely essential introductions to the principles of dramatic writing. But for new and experienced comic book writers alike, the real struggle begins with incredibly practical questions about how to turn an initial idea into an actual story, how to structure an issue and an arc, how to break moments down... More Details...

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    1 Day Online Course

    Started July 13, 2019