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Course Title
Design Your Own Comic Book


From initial concept to published comic, this course introduces students to the art of crafting comic books, manga and graphic novels. Visual storytelling is a powerful tool in today's business environment and this course will help you build skills that you can use to communicate your story in a powerful way. You DO NOT have to know how to draw to benefit from this course.


At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the conventions of the comic book form
  • Be able to express ideas through sequential images
  • Tell a story through the use of words and images
  • An understanding of the traditional methods of producing a comic book


1. Builing blocks

2. Every picture tells a story

3. Comic strips

4. Bridging the gap

5. Penciling

6. Getting on the same page

7. Lettering

8. Inking the deal

9. Structuring story

10. Character development

11. Setting the stage

12: Constructing a world

13. Black gold

14. Comics in the age of mechanical reproduction

15. 24-hour comic



Method of Instruction

Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on application


Exam: No

Class participation : Yes

Demonstration of skills: Yes