Comics and Graphic Novels Toolkit

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Get an overview of the craft of writing graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and comics, in this lecture for beginners.  

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As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Walk through the most important craft elements of writing for comics and graphic novels
  • Learn about how comics and graphic novels rely on creative collaboration among artists
  • Get insight into how to tailor your script for development as a comic or graphic novel
  • Hear from professional guest speakers on how to start your career as a graphic novelist or comic book writer

About this course:

Comics are referred to as “the Ninth Art” in France, and it’s key to understand the medium’s similarities and differences with artforms as deeply as possible. A writer simply handing a screenplay to an art team and asking them to go figure it out, for instance, is almost always a recipe for disaster. A comics script that’s been carefully tailored to the form, however, has far better chance to soar. This course will be giving you the insight to make the best comic possible.  

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens May 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Tom Pinchuk
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Location: Remote Classroom

Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.

Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Sat May 25, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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