All comics share the same fundamental storytelling concepts, whether they are Japanese manga, western comics, traditional graphic novels, or web comics. In this workshop you will learn the basics of comic design to create your own comic strip. Topics covered include storytelling strategies, character design and development, page and panel layout, and effective use of text and dialogue. In addition, you will learn basic character illustration techniques based on the anatomy of manga and cartoons, which can directly translate to other art styles as well.

Overall, this workshop involves:

  • Character creation and development.
  • Telling a story using comic panels.
  • Conveying information through a balance of words and visuals.
  • Fundamental art skills for drawing manga and comics.
  • Process and techniques used in comic making.


December 2017 dates to be announced soon.


Minimum 13 years of age.

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