Comic Books: Learning from the Masters
Drawing from the rich history of comics, class projects will explore a variety of genres. Drawing exercises will be based on the specific techniques used by comic artists throughout history. Covering a broad overview of the field, we’ll look at the golden age of comics of the 1930s and 1940s; the Silver Age Superhero Comics of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Wally Wood; Horror Comics; Marvel House Artists of the 1970s, along with the 1970s underground comics movement; European Sci-Fi and Japanese; RAW comics and some current trends.
What you will learn:
Knowledge of history of comics
General knowledge of what makes a “good” comic or a “bad” comic
Tools of the trade to get professional looking results
Techniques specific to artists and genre
How to spot techniques and understand terms in comic art
Precision pens (micron 01, 05, 08 recommended)*
Bristol paper (14×17 and 11×14 recommended)
Brushes (watercolor brushes recommended), don’t need immediately
Ink (sumi ink recommended), don’t need immediately
Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.