2018 - 2019 CLASSES

LATEST CLASS...ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN
PITCHING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTING
Starts May 22nd
Whether you have a project ready to be seen or you want to find work in the industry, or you want to be ready when your project is finished this is the class for all things Marketing and Promotion.  It's the money class.  It's how to turn this art hobby into a profitable enterprise.  There's no simple method, it's hard work, but I'll give you all the tools you need to build and grow your work and your career.

Among many of the things we'll go through are; Self Publishing Pitfalls, Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign, Building Your Audience, Sending Projects to Publishers, Sending Samples to Publishers, Finding Contact Info, Exploring the European and Asian Markets, Digital Publishing, Working Trade Shows and much much more.   This is a class I only do every few years so if you're interested don't wait.  The last time I ran this particular class was 2011 (and yes I've updated the methods to what works today).

7wks
Class starts May 22, 2019

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CREATING EYE CATCHING COVERS, POSTERS and MERCHANDISE
Creators can't live by comics alone-- creating covers is the most overlooked part of the process and is often an afterthought.  That's a YUGE mistake as Trumpy would say.  Comics companies in the 50s and 60s new the cover sells the book, and would often do the covers first and create stories to go with them second, while that's outdated today, we can learn from it. 

This class will examine hundreds of covers from decades past to the current day and try to find what is striking and what is a strike out.   While we're at it, we'll see about designing some of those covers as posters and look at where to get them printed and into the hands of fans.  We'll examine creating a store for merchandise and see how you can have a shop up and running with minimal expense (under $50).
8wks

Class starts at the end of June 2019

THE EVOLUTION OF THE COMICS INDUSTRY AS ART
This short Summer class will take us through the era's of the comics industry and you'll get to read and learn about some rare creators and comics from 1938 to the present.  It's a good way to see how to shape your own comics when you see what has gone before you.
I provide all the comics as PDF files.
4wks
Starts at the end of August/early Sept 2019

HOW FILM INFLUENCES COMICS, HOW COMICS INFLUENCE FILM
Yup, it's a movie watchin' class-- because we can learn SOO much from film-- it's comics closest cousin.  From Silent Films to Foreign films to obscure American films we'll have a weekly film with questions and then a lively discussion each week in the live class portion.  We'll learn how to plot, pace and effectively END your story through watching these films.
I'll provide the films as MP4 files each week.
8wks
Starts the middle of October 2019

FINAL CLASS SESSION FOR 2019
TBA 

OFFICE HOURS
One on one each week after several of the sessions above, email Andy about arranging personal meetings to discuss your own progress.
 













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