8 Week online Course | Instructor: Paul Allor

Scripting Your Mini-Series or OGN

$995.00

This unique course will guide you on your mini-series journey, and give you the skills you need to avoid getting lost along the way. One of our most ambitious courses yet, it takes place in three distinct sections over the course of five months, as you work with experienced comics writer Paul Allor through the process of developing, writing and revising an entire three-issue mini-series:

PART ONE: First, you will meet for five weeks to learn the craft of creating a compelling mini-series. Topics include: hooking your reader with the first issue, building characters that support your theme, balancing your initial outline with inspiration that strikes along the way, dealing with exposition, crafting subplots, constructing powerful turning points and cliffhangers, building relatable character arcs, ramping up your drama, using comedy to enhance reality and much more!

WRITING BREAK: Next, you will have three months to write your mini-series, with access to instructor Paul Allor (and your classmates) along the way, through a dedicated classroom forum that’s accessible 24/7.  

PART TWO: Finally, you will meet again for an additional three weeks, to learn about the process of revising your mini-series and pitching it to the comics marketplace. Paul credits much of his success to his intensive rewriting process, and he will share with you the tips and tricks he uses to craft strong and compelling works. This section will also include in-depth discussions on the current marketplace for comic series, advanced networking tips and publishing dos and don’ts.

Come prepared to work hard and build a complete and compelling story from the foundation up!

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  • You will work with professional comic book writer and editor Paul Allor.
  • You will develop fully formed mini-series scripts no more than 22-pages long each.
  • You’ll learn tips and tricks to creating a great script and hooking readers fast.
  • You’ll get Paul’s wealth of experience and training.
  • You and your peers will workshop your scripts in the 24/7 dedicated online class forum, throughout the class and during the three-month break.
  • 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!
  • On the first night of class, bring your ideas—the rest we build together!

Paul Allor is a critically-acclaimed writer, editor and letterer who began as a Comics Experience student and workshop member, eight years ago. Since then, they have written for Marvel Comics, AfterShock Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Vault Comics and others.

Paul’s comics writing is known for balancing intensely character-driven stories with bombastic ideas and dynamic plotting. Their creator-owned books include Hollow Heart, from Vault Comics; Monstro Mechanica, from AfterShock Comics; Tet, from IDW Publishing and Comics Experience; Past the Last Mountain, from Gov’t Comics and Comics Experience; Strange Nation, from Monkeybrain Comics; and the self-published comics Orc Girl and Clockwork, the latter of which included Paul’s five-page story from their Comics Experience Introduction to Writing class!

On the work-for-hire side, Paul is perhaps best known for their extensive work in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise for IDW Publishing, as well as the critically acclaimed 2019 relaunch of GI Joe.

Other properties Paul has worked on include Captain America, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and other Marvel characters; Star Trek; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; King Kong; Godzilla; Clue; Samurai Jack; My Little Pony and others.

 Since 2017, they have served in various capacities with Comics Experience. Paul is currently the Editorial Director of CEX Publishing, and teaches a number of introductory and advanced writing classes. You can follow them on Twitter at @PaulAllor.

Why do I have to take the Perfecting a One-Shot Advanced Writing course first?

This mini-series course has so much ground to cover that we need to ensure that all participants are starting with some of the same educational building blocks. The Perfecting a One-Shot prerequisite guarantees that all incoming students share the same foundation of knowledge, a common vocabulary, and some experience with writing comic scripts. This enables us to provide you with the best value for your time and budget

How does this class differ from the Intro class?

The Intro class offers up a ton of foundational material, but this course offers brand new material and greatly expands on subjects that just get touched on in the Intro course. This is the deep dive, so come on in, the water’s fine!

What happens if I can’t make a class one night? Can I make it up?

Have no fear—each class session is recorded and you’ll have access to the recording for the duration of the entire course. If you miss one night, no problem! In fact, we have students from all over the world and it’s not uncommon for some to never attend a single session live—but they still get a great class experience through the recordings and interactions in the private class forum!

Is there homework?

Yes and no. You will be writing—a lot—so we won’t be adding on top of the three issues you already have on your plate. That feels like enough and you’re going to learn a metric ton by doing that!

What do I learn here, that I can’t learn someplace else?

I’m glad you asked! With all of our courses, we pack as much information into every session as humanly possible. But we also do something that no other comics teaching institution does—we create our own methodology and approach to the creative experience and endeavor. In other words, the actual process that you’ll go through is not taught anywhere else and was specifically created for comics! Not movies or TV. Not novels or short stories—but for comics. And that’s why we are confident when we say that Comics Experience courses are simply the best courses about comics available today.

Prerequisite: You must have completed the Introduction to Comics Writing course to enroll in the Scripting Your Mini-Series or OGN.

In order to complete the work, the following system requirements are recommended:

  • Microsoft Word or some other writing software.

To participate in our live online sessions you will need:

What if I need to cancel my enrollment?

Unfortunately, Comics Experience cannot provide a full refund for course enrollment once the course is purchased.

  • From the time of purchase until twenty-one (21) days before the class start date, 50% of the course fee can be refunded.
  • Between twenty (20) and seven (7) days prior to the class start date, 25% of the course fee can be refunded.
  • Six (6) days or fewer before the course start date, no refund will be issued.
  • We appreciate your understanding and compliance to help us keep costs down and to continue offering high quality courses.