2018 - 2019 CLASSES

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FALL 2018 SESSION << REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!
Fee: $348USD 8 weeks

PENCILING & INKING I
The Fundamentals of Comic and Graphic Novel art are Writing, Penciling, Inking, Coloring and Lettering.  This class will cover Penciling and then start with Inking Part 1.   Penciling is about getting things right and ready for the inking stage, and inking is about making the final art look correctly finished.  Inking is more than just tracing, it's about giving lines life and weight, establishing shadows and form, textures and depth.  Holy cow is inking hard!  Yup, it is, which is why we split it into TWO classes.

Limited amount of spaces available so sign up NOW!

Dec 12th
Dec 19th
Jan 9th
Jan 16th
Jan 23rd
Jan 30th
Feb 6th
Feb 13th

SIGN UP NOW One Payment of $348 8wk class

 
OR PAY IN INSTALLMENTS $43.75 per week for 8 Weeks




2019 CLASSES 

INKING II
We pick up right where we left off with INKING-- eight more weeks of intensive attempts at getting inking right.  We'll look at the work of the masters, we'll emulate and more importantly learn WHY we emulate the work of the best inkers in the industry.
Veronica Fish, one of the best inkers working today, will do several hands on demonstrations.

8wk class
Feb 27th
Mar 6th
Mar 13th
Mar 27th
Apr 3rd
Apr 10th
Apr 17th
Apr 24th

PITCHING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTING
In this session we'll work on writing putting Together a package to send to publishers to either get work or get your finished book published and distributed.
Then we’ll explore the FUN of self publishing which includes production and distribution of your own personal project.  We’ll look at printer options and discuss how DIAMOND DISTRIBUTORS gets your work into comic shops world-wide.

Andy has made all the mistakes and figured out what works and he will share this with you through this fun and sometimes hilarious class including the information and determination you'll need to break in (he got something like 400 rejection letters before he was first hired).
8wks
Class starts at the Beginning of May 2019

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the cover sells the book, and would often do the covers first and create stories to go with them second, while that's outdated today, we can learn from it.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 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 beginning 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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