8-Week Online (Zoom) Graphic Novel & Comics Workshop, Starts January 19th, 2021
Class Starts January 19th, 2021
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: JANUARY 14TH
This class meets via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7PM CST.
Taught by Shaun Manning, who has written comic book stories for series including Star Wars Adventures, Garbage Pail Kids, Dark Horse Presents, and more. He is the writer and co-creator of three original graphic novels, most recently the historical fiction epic Macbeth: The Red King.
Have you always dreamed of making comics? Are you a published author looking to break in to a new medium? This 8-week course will address the fundamentals of writing for comics, covering aspects unique to the medium such as the importance of page turns, the advantages and pitfalls of captions, working with an artist, and more. We will also cover the increasing number of options for publishing your story and resources for finding the right team to bring your story to life.
Through lecture, readings from various graphic novels and a book on craft, you will be exposed to many different conventions and styles associated with creating comics -- showing you the ins and outs whether your work is slice of life, superhero, crime, cooking manga, or something else!
By the end of this course you will have completed one exercise-based and one original script for a six-page comic story.
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class meets weekly via Zoom.
Instructor: Shaun Manning
Class size limited to 20 writers
Starts January 19th, 2021
Course is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom.
Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Instructor Shaun Manning has written comic book stories for series including Star Wars Adventures, Garbage Pail Kids, Dark Horse Presents, and more. He is the writer and co-creator of three original graphic novels, most recently the historical fiction epic Macbeth: The Red King. Shaun has served in a number of roles in the comics community, notably as a journalist for leading industry website Comic Book Resources and as editor for Roads (Not) Taken, an anthology by up-and-coming and early-career comic creators funded on Kickstarter. Visit him online HERE.