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

    Comics Writing: Great Dialogue & Narrative Captions

    Instructor: Fred Van Lente

    Starts: March 10, 2020

    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.

  • 1 Day Online Course

    Master Seminar with Jonathan Hickman: The Art of Writing for the Reboot!

    Instructor: Jonathan Hickman

    Starts: April 25, 2020

    Rebooting is a unique challenge. When you take an existing universe and distill it down to the core elements that make the source material impactful, you’re basically playing God. Learn the techniques from Master Rebooter Jonathan Hickman (House of X)!

  • 6 Week Online Course

    Introduction to Lettering Comics

    Instructor: Erica Schultz

    Starts: May 11, 2020

    Join pro Erica Schultz for a six-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!

  • 6 Week Online Course

    Introduction to Writing Comics

    Instructors: Andy Schmidt and Paul Allor

    Starts: May 13, 2020

    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.

  • 5 Week Online Course

    Writing Creator-Owned and Indie Comics: Building Your Library and Career!

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    Starts: July 8, 2020

    In this five-week course, critically-acclaimed comics writer Paul Allor teaches you how to build your creator-owned and indie comics career from the ground up!

  • 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

    Comics Writing 102: Creating Great Characters

    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.

  • 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!

  • 5 Week Online Course

    Comics Writing: Professional Freelance Writing

    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!

  • 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

    Comics Writing 203: Advanced Narrative & Storytelling Skills

    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!

  • 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.

  • 6 Week Online Course

    Story Arcs and the Art of Serialized Storytelling

    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.

  • 1 Day Online Course

    Comics Writing 203: Discovering Genre

    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.

  • 7 Week Online Course

    Comics Writing 201: Perfecting a One-Shot

    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!

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 Writing 301: Scripting Your Mini-Series or OGN

    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.

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