Comic, Graphic Novel & Children's Book Development

Comic, Graphic Novel & Children's Book Development


Due to the pandemic we are offering TWO ALTERNATIVES for this class online.

Please visit:

Consider taking:

Manga, Superheroes & Fantasy Figures Online: Visual Storytelling


Digital Illustration & Composition Online

If you have any questions, please call us (651) 699-1573.

Thank you for your interest.


Schedule for Winter – Spring – Fall 2020
Schedule for Summer 2020

Supply List

Spiderman, by John Romita Jr
"If Shakespeare and Michelangelo were alive today, and if they decided to collaborate on a comic, Shakespeare would write the script and Michelangelo would draw it. How could anybody say that wouldn't be as worthwhile an artform as anything on earth?"
-Stan Lee (1922-2018)

Today, the most popular forms of communication in book publishing are comics, graphic novels and children's books, and artists David Witt and Bill Hauser are masters of the craft. Together, they will help develop your ideas into exciting, visual stories that communicate your thoughts with exhilarating interest.

Everything is covered, including: Process (story development, layout, thumbnails, roughs, and finish), Composition (narrative flow, page/panel relationship, viewpoint, camera angles, and cropping for emphasized interest), Character Development (expressive gesture through anatomy, posture, facial expression, and costume), Tone Design (dramatic lighting and spotting darks), Lettering, and advanced Inking Techniques.

Bill Hauser, Album Cover
Bill Hauser, Instructor
Alhambre Album/CD Cover
Ink and Photoshop
David Witt, Whimpering Ape
David Witt, Instructor
Whimpering Ape
Screen Print
David Witt, Crazed Mummy
David Witt, Instructor
Crazed Mummy
Screen Print
Bill Hauser, Mech Attack
Bill Hauser, Instructor
Ink and Photoshop

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