Course Summary

Comics and graphic novels (longform comics) are a powerful way to bear witness to true stories; to portray worlds of high adventure; AND they can be funny. Discover which medium and drawing style suits your story. This course gives you a basic understanding of characterisation, drawing development, design and storytelling to help you get started on your comic or graphic novel idea.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 5th September - 4 classes

Session ID HXW30102C
5 Sep - 26 Sep 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$329 / $313 (conc)
Sarah Howell

This course will step you through common issues faced by new comic creators. You will plan and rough out a short sample piece to understand where you are headed with your project. We will address questions of how to approach potential creative collaborators and what a publisher is looking for in a pitch document.


At the end of the 4 week course students will be expected to have created 4-6 rough draft comic pages.

Students will be required to bring to class:

HB graphite pencil or non-photo blue pencil
Pencil sharpener
Sketchbook or loose paper
Black fine line marker pen or a brushpen
Whiteout or white sticky labels for making corrections

Other materials to be advised in the first session.

Students who have a strong interest in writing and storytelling; both fiction and non-fiction. Or students looking to compliment their existing visual narrative practice, such as film-makers and animators.

No drawing skills are necessary for this course, you can use stick figures if you need to.

Last updated: May 4, 2018 04:20pm