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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels

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  • $65.00 Non-Member
  • $55.00 Member

Class Description

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic, but not sure where to go from there? In this seminar, you will learn how to take a graphic novel or comic series idea and turn it into a reality. We will discuss how to write with pictures, how to collaborate with an artist, and the standard format for writing comics. We will go over the step-by-step process of making a comic by looking at examples of scripts, artist sketches from those scripts, and the final published comic. Then you’ll practice the comic script format while fleshing out your idea. In the final hour, we’ll cover how to find an artist, publishing options for graphic novels and comics, as well as how to market the work, including the dos and don’ts at comic conventions. Students will leave class having learned how to translate their idea for a graphic novel or comic into script form, how to collaborate with an artist, and how to get their comic out into the world once it’s done.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!