Monthly Lessons Bite-sized lessons on making comics with challenges that will help you grow and hone your skills as a creator.
Exclusive Access Listen to the complete monthly interviews of guest speakers from the comic book industry.
Feedback Share your work and receive constructive pointers and insights from workshop instructors and fellow members.
Community The support and camaraderie of other creators on the same journey via online co-working sessions.
Special Events Admission to virtual and live events like Diversity Comic Con and the upcoming Symposium on Comic Arts.
Topics we will be covering:
• Your audience • Generating Ideas • The 7 basic plots • The outline and script formats • Measurable goals • Character motivation • Character shape theories • Character exaggeration • Character color theories • Tips on collaborating • Art reference • Using photos • Software and equipment
• Coloring • Lettering • Page layout • Designing the cover • Comic books vs graphic novels • Self publishing • Web comics • Offset printing vs print-on-demand • The markets • Email blasts and newsletters • Blogs and podcasts • Press releases and reviews • Crowdfunding
• Using social media • Kickstarter rewards • Dos and don'ts of comic cons • Selling to schools and libraries • The "club" • Networking within the industry • Ways to be • All about agents • Working with small publishers • Contracts • Building professional relationships • Supplemental income • Career Realities
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe