Comic Layouts

Comic Layouts and Composition is a one day course designed to help you understand and design layouts for your comics. We’ll explore how your narrative and images support one another, short writing exercises, various ways to design a layout, types of panels and pages, and how to control time.

Our 2017 Comic Layouts instructor was Kinoko Evans.

Character Development

This one day course is designed to help you learn how to create your own characters and build your own world! We’ll explore the many aspects of character design, the various ways to communicate personality through visual cues, as well as creating a sense of place and perspective with your character’s surroundings.

Our 2017-2018 instructor was Liz Yerby.

Comic Origins

Like any superhero, comics has a thrilling origin story. This workshop is a one-day course designed to explore how “comics” came to be. We’ll travel through history and around the world to see if we can make sense of what makes comics comics. We’ll pay special attention to the editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and comics books from before the 1980s that laid the foundation for the artists and texts you love.

Our 2017 instructor was Andréa Gilroy.

Writing Comics

This one day, 3 hour workshop is designed with your story in mind. We’ll explore what a narrative is, ways to express your narrative, who your characters are, what the action and story arc are, how to keep track of the details, and you’ll learn how to write a comic script, connecting text with image. We’ll be writing, brainstorming, workshopping, sharing, and experimenting.

Our 2017 instructor was Kristine Evans and 2018 was Liz Yerby.