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!
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
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