UPCOMING CLASSES: July – August 2019

HOW TO INK COMICS

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

DATES:  TUESDAYS 7 – 10 pm July 2 – August 13 2019 (seven weeks)

FEES:  $418.10 ($360 + $10** + 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.

(**this class makes use of extensive handouts and pages printed on board for inking practice. This fee covers the cost of all the printing)

Because class space is limited, if you find that your schedule/plans change and you are unable to attend the class, please let us know as soon as possible so that another student can attend.

MATERIALS:  Inking tools and ink will be provided each week for use in class. Bring paper or a sketchbook, pencils and erasers for drawing. Paper, sketchbook, laptop for notes. 

REGISTRATION/INQUIRES:  email comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com or call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

There’s so much more to this craft than tracing the pencils and calling it a day. This course in the nearly lost art of inking and embellishing, prepares the student to work with different brushes, crow-quills, markers and alternative tools. We feature lots of hands-on exercises with textures, line-weights, contours, rendering, and light and shadow, all in service of telling the story, and the development of the artist’s personal style.

From classical geniuses such as Hal Foster, Will Eisner and Wally Wood to modern day masters like Walt Simonson, Danny Miki, Paul Pope, Darwyn Cooke, Chester Brown, and Kevin Nowlan, we examine the history and philosophy of spotting blacks, and making lines.

And we get our hands dirty with new penciled panels and pages by different Marvel, DC, Mad Magazine, Independent or Simpsons artists to ink – every HOUR! Separating planes is what separates the rookies from the pros. Come learn how.

Bring your favorite tools with you (markers, brushes, twigs, etc.), but we’ll find you something to use if you’re missing a kind of brush or quill, don’t worry.

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HOW TO MAKE COMICS

(aka COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP Part One)

DATES:  WEDNESDAYS 7-10pm July 3 – August 14 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/INQUIRES:  email comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com or call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

Here’s how it all began–with my Comic Book Bootcamp course designed to teach you skills you need to create your own comics, graphic novel or webcomic! This intensive seven weeks workshop is an essential Comics 101 course for any level of ability. I will teach you layout, storytelling, anatomy, scripting, panel transitions, dialogue, plotting, inking, background and cover design, and the basic language of sequential art itself. It is the perfect entry level intensive for anyone interested in working in comics.

Drawing skills are not essential and this is a course for both writers and artists.

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We are considering adding Cover Design to the schedule, depending on the level of interest. If you would like to take this class please email us and ask to be added to a Wait List.

COVER DESIGN, COMPOSITION and EXECUTION

DATES:  THURSDAYS 7-10pm July 4 – July 25 2019 This is a FOUR week course

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

FEES:  226.00 ($200 + 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, although knowledge/experience of drawing is helpful.

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

REGISTRATION/INQUIRES:  email comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com or call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

A cover is not simply a drawing, it’s a conversation with your potential reader.  It’s one-part advertising, one-part introduction, and a whole mess of parts involving content, composition, style, and the needs of the readers and retailers.

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Arguably, the cover is the single most important element of a comic book business, and is often the most overlooked.  This new course is a greatly expanded version of the 90 minute cover lecture Ty has given in his Bootcamp Level 1, class, including elements and lessons never taught at the Bootcamp before!!

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