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Classes are ongoing; there is no start and stop date

Book Illustration

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Basil Barrett

Intro to Comic Books and Manga will teach the core fundamentals for storytelling in comic book and manga media. The course will build upon the students’ own style and techniques to create a foundation for solid storytelling ability. Students will have class and weekly assignments that help to emphasize these core elements so that the student can have a good understanding of the fundamentals inherent in storytelling for this medium.


Goals: To better the students understanding of storytelling. To improve upon the students drawing ability. To introduce students to the professional world of Comic Books and Manga.

Have fun with your imagination while you learn how to create and draw your own comic book characters. Learn to draw basic expressions and actions that can be used in any book illustration. The art of caricature will also be taught.