Make Your Own Comic Book

Comics are the most versatile narrative mediums; join us for this class to develop your skills in comic storytelling as you learn a variety of techniques, both technical and theoretical. We will cover the basics of comic book making, from idea generation to the printed page. Discover different drawing and inking techniques as we experiment with processes. Instructor Pat Aulisio will also share examples of different comic styles from all over the world and a brief history of the genres of comics. Whether you are just starting out, or if you need guided studio time to help mold and detail your own personal comic, this workshop will motivate you to create comics you didn’t even know you had in you!

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

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. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

What you will learn:

  • Cover and page compositions

  • Inking techniques

  • Photoshop scanning and formatting

Required supplies:

  • Sketchbook

  • Pencil(s)/eraser(s)

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

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

  • Brushes (watercolor brushes recommended; don’t need immediately)

  • Ink (sumi ink recommended; don’t need immediately)