Courses

  • Introduction to Comic Book Coloring

    Instructor: Chris Sotomayor

    6 Weeks | Starts: January 23, 2023 Live

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

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    Introduction to Visual Storytelling

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    6 Weeks | Starts: January 24, 2023 Live

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

  • Introduction to Writing Comics

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    6 Weeks | Starts: January 25, 2023 Live

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

  • Introduction to Lettering Comics

    Instructor: Sean Rinehart

    6 Weeks | Starts: March 6, 2023 Live

    Join pro Sean Rinehart 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 Sean!

  • Introduction to Figure Drawing & Anatomy

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    6 Weeks | Starts: March 21, 2023 Live

    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!

  • Freelance Writing for Comics

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    5 Weeks | Starts: March 22, 2023 Live

    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!

  • Advanced Comic Book Coloring

    Instructor: Chris Sotomayor

    7 Weeks | Starts: May 15, 2023 Live

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

  • Advanced Figure Drawing & Anatomy

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    6 Weeks | Starts: May 16, 2023 Live

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

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    Digital Inking and Finishing

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    A powerful study specifically on methods used in comic book art –utilizing digital tools and programs to take pencil art to finished, print-ready quality inks!

  • Editing and Project Management
    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!

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    Great Dialogue & Narrative Captions

    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, whoop, holler and occasionally even speak, you need this course!

  • 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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    Storytelling Live Studio Intensive

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    An intensive self-directed live studio course building on the pillars of storytelling and elevating them to the next level by focusing on individual style and personal expression.

  • Writing for an Ongoing Series

    Instructor: Fred Van Lente

    “To be continued…” Make sure those three fateful words have your readers counting the days until the next installment of your story! Decorated comics scribe Fred Van Lente will teach you to juggle subplots, character arcs, and major reveals to create an addictive series no one wants to end…until you want it to.

  • Comic Book Law
    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.

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    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.

  • Kickstarting Your Comic or Graphic Novel

    Instructor: Ryan Browne

    In this six-week digital course, Kickstarter expert Ryan Browne teaches you all the necessary tools for creating and executing your own Kickstarter.

  • Comics 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.

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    Comics Writing: Discovering Genre

    Instructor: Paul Allor

    The comics industry is founded on genre work, with professional writers expected to write top-level stories in a variety of genres and styles. In this six-week course, comics writer Paul Allor will guide you through the genres of science fiction, crime, horror, comedy, romance and more! You will discover what makes these genres tick, and learn how to craft a winning story in each.

  • Advanced Comic Book Writing: Perfecting a One-Shot

    Instructors: Andy Schmidt and Paul Allor

    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!

  • Introduction to Perspective & Environments

    Instructor: Phillip Sevy

    In this six-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.

  • Comics Writing: 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.