UPCOMING CLASSES: November – December 2018

HOW TO WRITE FOR COMICS PART TWO

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

DATES:  TUESDAYS 7 – 10 pm October 30 – December 11 2018 (seven weeks)

FEES:  $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.

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.

PREREQUISITES: How To Write For Comics Part One  or How To MAKE Comics.

MATERIALS:  bring what you need for taking notes; laptop, paper, pencils, pens, etc.

How To Write For Comics Part One grounds the student in the rules of plot, character, dialog, scripting and storytelling forms, we step up to a master class on practical writing. The students will learn the standard applications of tropes and genres, the rules of pacing and scene work, the secrets of world building, character bibles, supporting casts, sub-plots, comedy writing, ongoing series and much more.

Like all our workshops, we’ll be creating scripts and stories in class under a deadline. This time around, we’ll expect a complete short story about half way through, and by week seven students be pitching their own original series or graphic novel to the group. Bring your brains, and have no fear.

You’ll need something to write on, paper or laptops, whatever you prefer to use, as long as you can make it legible to other students.

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HOW TO INK COMICS

LOCATION:  392 Spadina Avenue Second Floor, Toronto Ontario

DATES:  WEDNESDAYS 7 – 10 pm October 31 – December 12 2018 (seven weeks)

FEES:  $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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