Comic Books: Getting Started

Learn the basics of comics from writing, sketching, and character development to basic visual storytelling techniques.

In this class, you will compose a short 6 to 12-page story, and learn how to format your comic book for final printing. Discover different drawing and inking techniques, along with a cursory history lesson in many genres of comics. Walk away with a better understanding of one of the most versatile narrative mediums, along with some great drawings!

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for fall term assistance is Monday, August 29th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Friday, September 2nd.

What you will learn:

  • Write a script/make thumbnail

  • Using correct tools and formats for print

  • Basic understanding of story pacing and page composition

  • Basic understanding of blocking out and composing panels

Required supplies:

  • Sketchbook

  • Pencil(s)/eraser(s)

  • Precision pens (Micron 01, 05, 08 recommended)

  • Bristol paper (14×17 and 11×14 inches recommended)

  • Brushes (watercolor brushes recommended), not needed immediately

  • Ink (Sumi ink recommended), not needed immediately