UPCOMING CLASSES: November – December 2017


DATES: Tuesdays 7-10pm October 31 – December 12 2017

FEES:  $360 + $10 supplies fee**

 Payment accepted by cash, cheque, Interac 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)

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.