UPCOMING CLASSES: January – February 2019

HOW TO WRITE COMICS Part One

DATES:  Tuesdays 7 – 10pm, January 8 – February 19 2019

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

FEES:  406.80 ($360 + HST )
Payment accepted by cash, cheque, interac/email transfer or PayPal (There will be a               fee for NSF cheques). Payment is due by the end of the first class.

PREREQUISITES: none.

MATERIALS:  Bring paper or a sketchbook, pencils and erasers. If you prefer to use a laptop for notes, bring that.

REGISTRATION/INQUIRIES email comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com (You can also call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. We’ll need your email address to send invoices and information.)

Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

Plot, tale, character, dialogue, set pieces, scenes  and act structure —we cover it all.  Seven intensive workshops, will teach you the basic language of fiction, with an emphasis on comic and graphic novels as a script form.  This is a writing class like no other writing class you`ve ever had.

Students are expected to create stories, plots, pitches and scenes in the workshops.  Bring a pencil (with a healthy eraser) and a willingness to dig in and write, write, write!

Most of my industry awards were for my many years writing for Batman.  As a result, this course is my favourite to teach, and a favourite with students.  This class generally fills very quickly–so reserve a spot as soon as possible..

(This course is followed by  Writing for Comics Part Two, which focuses on world building, continuing series, genre, comedy, tragedy, and a study of classical story

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HOW TO DRAW ENVIRONMENTS AND PROPS

DATES:  Wednesdays 7-10pm January 9 – February 20 2019

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

FEES:  406.80 ($360 + HST )
Payment accepted by cash, cheque, interac/email transfer or PayPal (There will be a               fee for NSF cheques). Payment is due by the end of the first class.

PREREQUISITES: none.

MATERIALS:  Bring paper or a sketchbook, pencils and erasers. If you prefer to use a laptop for notes, bring that.

REGISTRATION/INQUIRIES:  email comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com (You can also call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. We’ll need your email address to send invoices and information.)

Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

How to draw everything AROUND the characters in comics.

You love to draw comics but hate to draw backgrounds? We can fix that.

With simple techniques anyone can learn, you’ll be visualizing, designing and drawing detailed three dimensional environments and props in no time. Starting with week one, we’ll be creating indoor and outdoor spaces, city streets and private homes, space ships and castles, and using them in stories! We’ll also focus on the “anatomy” of common props like chairs, tables, cars, guns,(and robots) so that your characters will have something to sit on, drive and shoot at each other with…

Come and make backgrounds your FRIEND.

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How To DRAW THE HUMAN FIGURE

DATES:  Thursdays January 10 – February 21 2019

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

FEES:  406.80 ($360 + HST )
Payment accepted by cash, cheque, interac/email transfer or PayPal (There will be a               fee for NSF cheques). Payment is due by the end of the first class.

PREREQUISITES: none.

MATERIALS:  Bring paper or a sketchbook, pencils and erasers. If you prefer to use a laptop for notes, bring that.

REGISTRATION/INQUIRIES:  email comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com (You can also call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. We’ll need your email address to send invoices and information.)

Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

Visualizing the human form in three-dimensional space is one of the basic skills needed to make comics, and our bootcamp class makes this often difficult skill surprisingly easy, with a unique geometric approach to skeletal and muscular systems.  In seven weeks, you’ll understand the movement  of the elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and hands, basic human proportions, the muscle system, and balance (yes, in just seven weeks!) without needing a model to see it in your head.   Previous drawing experience is not required, we can teach this method to anyone willing to learn.

Bring lots of paper and pencils, this is a class for drawing, not for listening to lectures.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Ty will do his best to help students catch up on any lessons missed if they miss a class; a makeup class won’t be the full three hours (as in-class instruction includes class participation, exercises, etc.) but will include all knowledge passed on.

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