Comic Books: Learning from the Masters
Each class session will focus either on a specific artist, or artists of a specific time period and genre. Along with learning the importance of these artists and genres, and a brief history of their work you will see examples, and drawing exercises in technique according to their style.
We will cover a range of comics from: early comics and 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; then RAW comics to the current comic scene going on right now.
What you will learn in this class:
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
Required supplies for this class:
Precision pens (micron 01, 05, 08 recommended)*
Bristol paper (14×17 and 11×14 recommended)
Brushes (watercolor brushes recommended), not needed immediately
Ink (sumi ink recommended), not needed immediately