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About the Workshop
A community of creators learning and working together through classes, co-working sessions, critiques/feedback and support. Members will have access to all educational content, publishing opportunities and special events.
Lessons are pre-recorded so you can proceed at your own pace and replay the lesson as often as you need to. After the completion of each lesson, a new one will be made available to you after 7 days. Tackle each new lesson at on your own time. Each lesson comes with an exercise which you can share for feedback at any following live class meeting. There is no schedule to keep up with. Just a sequence of videos you can take whenever you want to and work you can get critiqued whenever you're ready.
Work can be posted on the community wall on this website for comments and feedback.
Weekly live classes will be held for members to get feedback on their assignments. Virtual co-working session will also be held for those who want to work in the company of other creators. These are great opportunities to share experience, advice and build relationships with each other.
The lesson topics are below:
THE IDEA Idea generation Story structures Characters The Outline
WRITING The script Dialogue Show don’t tell Pacing
STORY Intrigue/Suspense Fore shadowing Cutaways/Metaphors Names, names, names
COLLABORATING Finding a partner Money Contracts Tips
ART Character design Art styles Sketchlines & inking Digital vs traditional
LAYOUT Thumbnails & blocking Camera positions Character directions Leading the eye
COLOR Flat vs modeled Using as focus L ocal vs theme Digital vs traditional
THE COVER Logo title Cover design Back matter Getting attention
PRODUCTION Lettering Page order Book format Printing
DISTRIBUTION Online Comic Cons Comic Shops Kickstarter
THE BUSINESS Online Self Publishing Anthologies Publishers
LEGAL Copyrights Partnerships Contracts Ownership
MARKETING Networking Blog/newsletter Social Media Press/Awards
POSITIONING Your message Motivation The three mandatories Career Tips
ATTITUDE Gratitude Responsibility Focus Track record
Artist, Writer, Teacher. Ramon teaches art and design at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology and the College at Old Westbury. He is the organizer of Diversity Comic Con. His credits include Black Stories Matter, The Whiz Kids from DARPA, The Hard Code, Truer Than Trousedale, Senturies, The Scifies Anthologies and most recently, Everybody Has a Hero - a middle school graphic novel from Benchmark Press.
The Workshop Community
A growing and supportive group of aspiring comic and graphic novel creators working and learning together.