2017-2018 CLASSES

Classes continue throughout the year following a college type schedule.  Each course is designed to aide you in your creation of your own personal graphic novel works.

Spring Semester II - May 23-Jul 11 2018 -
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Lettering and Coloring
Often dismissed as "piece" work-- nothing makes your work look more professional than good lettering and coloring and there is a craft to both.
Good lettering makes your characters "act" and deliver the dialogue the way you intend it to come across to your reader.  We will also cover how to create your own professional looking balloons.
Good coloring sets the mood and tone and establishes new settings.
Fee: $348USD 7 weeks
Registration Open Now!

May 23
May 30
Jun 06
Jun 13
Jun 20
Jun 27
Jul 11th

ONE TIME PAYMENT OF $348/USD.
OR PAY IN INSTALLMENTS 4 payments of $87.00 over the 7 week course.

Summer Session  Aug 8- Sept 5 2018
Fee: $195USD 4 weeks
Registration Opens Mid July
Freelancer Experience
We'll start the first week with an overview of the things I've experienced in my twenty years as a freelance comic book artist.  There's no filter and nothing but straight shooting.  Then 
one of the chances for us to have some fun!  In this four week intensive class  you'll write a script that one of the other students will draw and you'll draw the script provided to you.   This is a terrific lesson in collaboration as well as a chance to see what it's like to be a freelancer.  I'll be acting as the editor of this project and we'll make a printed book edition of the final results at the end of the session.
Aug 8
Aug 15
Aug 29
Sept 5

Fall Semester Sept 19- Nov 21 2018
Fee: $348USD 8 weeks
Scripting and Plotting
Registration opens mid August
Everyone can write-- everyone can draw it just takes dedication.
In this session we'll work on writing our own scripts and plots-- we'll cover capturing dialogue and examine writing techniques like red herrings and creating plot twists and turns.  You'll learn how to draft an effective full script and how to write a quick plot, then schedule a deadline to get that project going.

Sept 19
Sept 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Nov 07
Nov 15

No class on Halloween of course!

Xmas Semester Dec 5 2018- Feb 6 2019
Fee $348USD 8 weeks
Pitching, Publishing and Producing
Registration Opens Mid Nov
All right-- you've got your great epic done and ready for the world to read it-- what now?  With extensive experience in all avenues of publishing from working with a publisher to self publishing I'm going to cover all of your options including;
1- Putting together a pitch for companies and potential publishers.
2- Jumping into the world of self publishing and distribution.
3- Going Online-- Comixology Submit, Online Web Comics
4- Marketing and Conventions
5- Licensing and Film!



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