A quick scroll through my social media shows Bootcampers are busy, creative people:
James Cooper is writing and directing his first feature film. His latest short film, Interview With a Time Traveler is available for viewing online.
Bootcampers Todd Sullivan, Christopher Bird, Nelson da Rocha, Stephany Lein, Oliver Ho, Brice Hall, BC Holmes, Greg Jensen, and Daniel Reynolds some of the creators involved in Toronto Comics Anthology, a book that sprang out of a casual suggestion by Ty Templeton. The cover was done by Adam Gorham. The creators and founders of TCA were so impressed with the enthusiasm of the participants and the readers that they are moving ahead with Volume Two.
Adam Gorham has been a busy busy artist! As well as the cover for the first volume of Toronto Comics Anthology, he did a variant cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #2 (IDW), available this week at your LCS. Check Adam’s blog, A Princely Dreadful, to find out when his next TMNT/Ghostbusters covers (for #3 and #4) will be out.
While you’re at your LCS, check for a copy of Zero #12 (Image), written by Ales Kot, art by the one and only Adam Gorham!
Al’Rashad: City of Myths, a webcomic written by Christopher Bird is still ongoing; new page posted each week.
Meaghan Carter has completely finished her webcomic, Take Off! It is now available in three volumes.
(Bootcampers: please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any work you’d like to promote–Keiren)
…are now posted. The second part of HOW TO WRITE COMICS will run Thursdays, November 6 to December 18. Ty’s unique take on learning anatomy, HOW TO DRAW THE HUMAN FIGURE (FROM YOUR HEAD) will be on Tuesdays, November 4 to December 16.
Yep, it’s still summer–and there’s lots to go, no worries! But we’ve had so many people asking when Ty would be teaching his intro classes, that we decided to post ‘em early. Starting September 9, Ty will be teaching HOW TO MAKE COMICS (previously known as COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP). HOW TO WRITE COMICS (formerly known as WRITING FOR COMICS) begins on Thursday September 11.
Check the page for all relevant details and let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested in either of these classes; these two fill up very quickly.
UPCOMING CLASSES SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2014
UPDATED: The Cover Design class is rescheduled to start a week later, Tuesday July 22 and run for three weeks, ending August 5, 2014. At this point, we’ve had only a few inquiries about the Portfolio Review class. We’ll wait another week to see if anyone is interested and decide if it will run.
JUST got around to consulting with Ty to plan out July classes…he’s been busybusybusy with conventions (Moncton and Denver), fundraising (Tackle Cancer for Ryan) and Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet.
Last year, many students told us they weren’t interested in taking classes in August. To that end, we’re not scheduling any full seven week workshops. Ty will be doing his Cover Design workshop (brand new last year), and will plan to schedule at least one Portfolio Review workshop (based on interest). He had hoped to put together a new Environments class but is too busy with his own comics workload at this time; potentially, it will be ready for late fall.
Read the course descriptions and email us at email@example.com if you’re interested; space in the class is limited. Let us know if you would like to take the Portfolio Review class and which Thursday will work for you.
And if you have any suggestions for potential classes, feel free to drop us an email… (at this time, we’re not planning to run any classes with digital components, such as colouring or lettering).
The next classes will still be seven weeks but are starting later in the month than usual which means we will go until the first week of July. Ty has a busy month in May with various commitments and it was necessary to have a late start rather than postpone for several weeks in the middle of a session.
WRITING FOR COMICS (AND OTHER THINGS) PART TWO will start on Tuesday May 27 and run on Tuesdays until the end of June. Because of the July 1 holiday, the final class is scheduled for the following THURSDAY July 3.
The art class this session is PENCILING THE PAGE: The language of storytelling with pictures. I was just at a party this past weekend, attended by a lot of editors who were asking about comic books and graphic novels. Comics creators Ronn Sutton, Janet Hetherington and I were trying to explain the importance of storytelling and layouts. The quick explanation we agreed on was that storytelling/layouts is the cinematography of comic books. This class will teach you everything Ty Templeton knows about just that.
Click HERE for descriptions and details for each course. Classes will fill quickly, let us know as soon as possible if you would like to join us.
we are often asked if Ty will ever teach any of his classes anywhere but in Toronto and the answer has always been “sorry no”…until now! We will be going to Moncton NB in May to attend the East Coast Comic Expo. The week before, Wednesday May 14 to Friday May 16, 10-4pm, Ty will be teaching a special version of PENCILING THE PAGE: The language of storytelling with pictures. The class will take place at McKenzie College, which is co-sponsoring it with the East Coast Comic Expo. If you are on the east coast and are able to attend a class in Moncton, please click HERE for further information, and to register.
With a month to go, WRITING FOR COMICS PART ONE is full. We have two spaces left for HEADS HANDS AND FACES, so let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested.
The next session of classes will start March 11, yep during March Break for grade school kids and after Toronto Comic Con 2014. Ty will be teaching WRITING FOR COMICS PART ONE on Tuesdays, and HEADS, HANDS AND FACES on Wednesdays.
Ty’s Writing class fills quite quickly–it’s so popular and so highly-praised that his last writing classes, Part One and Part Two, included a student who drove up from Rochester New York every Wednesday to take it! So if you’re interested send us an email as soon as possible in order to get in; generally, we don’t keep a waiting list.
The HEADS, HANDS AND FACES class was brand new last year–this is a class jam-packed with the instruction you need to learn to do these body parts…and to make interesting and unique faces for all your characters.
Read up on the classes here and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.