Manga, Superheroes & Fantasy Figures Online: Visual Storytelling – Ages 12-Adult

Visual Storytelling through Comics and Graphic Novels Online, Ages 12-Adult

Schedule for Fall 2020

Comics Level 1 Supply List (for new students)
Comics Level 2 Supply List (for returning students)

Our online Drawing Manga, Superheroes and Fantasy Figures is designed to correlate with our online Drawing and Painting Fundamentals program. Students may take the two classes together to learn complementary information, thereby accelerating their skill development considerably. However, it can be taken on its own, and there is no prerequisite.

Our online Drawing Manga, Superheroes & Fantasy Figures class features two complimentary programs to satisfy everyone's creative needs: Character Design & Development and Visual Storytelling through Graphic Novels. These classes may be taken together or separately, and sequence does not matter.

Visual Storytelling through Comics and Graphic Novels

"The only way to learn how to write and draw is by writing and drawing… To persist requires a deep love of the work itself, and learning that lesson kept me from ever taking Calvin and Hobbes for granted when the strip took off years later…. To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed… and I think that you'll be happier for the trouble."
-Bill Watterson (1958- )

This online program is designed to teach students how to develop a visual concept through sequential art, which is the largest growth industry within the world of book publishing today.  Students explore visual story telling techniques, including: story development, page layout, perspective, camera angles, dramatic lighting, lettering and advanced inking techniques.  After these skills are learned, kids create their own comic or graphic novel pages, which comprises their final project.

Visual Storytelling Artwork

See also our online Character Design & Development class.

Lilliah Campagna, Instructor, Drift/Deadlock, Digital Painting
Mick Kaufer, Instructor, Evil Ways, Digital Illustration
Bill Hauser, Instructor, Jack Ratts Album Cover, Ink and Photoshop
David Witt, Instructor, Morning Coffee Daily Comic Strip Page, Pen & Ink & Brush on Paper

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