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Bring Your Comic to Light: Inking Techniques for Comic Book Art

Students will learn a variety of inking techniques used by professional comic book artists.
Rachel Mongin
68 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
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50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

I am a professional illustrator and self published comic book creator. I have published thirteen individual comic books, and have just completed one full graphic novel. I was a fourth grade teacher for eleven years. I currently teach art classes to children at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina. You can find my comic books and illustration work at
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A spacious surface such as a table Paper Towels A jar of water #2 Pencil or Mechanical Pencil Eraser Chisel Tip Marker (I use Sharpie.) Fine Point Marker (I use Sharpie.) Brush Pen Black Pen or Ultra Fine Marker (I use Sharpie.) Black Calligraphy Ink ( I use Dr. Ph. Martin brand found a local craft store) Watercolor Paint Brush (Small to Medium Sized) Bristol Board or Card Stock 8.5 x 11 inches- The markers and ink will bleed through thinner paper. Painters Tape or Masking Tape Note: I will provide drawings to practice inking via email prior to class. These drawings will need to be printed or traced onto the Bristol board before class begins. I will also email a video that demonstrates how to trace onto the Bristol board using graphite paper. You can also print the images directly onto the card stock or Bristol board.
Students will receive constructive verbal feedback from the teacher.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
A Helpful Tip When Drawing with Ink:
Ink washes can be messy and permanent. We will be using permanent markers and India ink in class. Prior to class, I suggest that parents and students prepare the drawing area to prevent spills or stains.  A plastic mat on the workspace is helpful.  I also find it helpful to secure the ink well with tape or a 3M command strip. Another great strategy is to use an egg carton to hold inkwells. You cut a hole in the bottom of the egg carton so that the ink well will fit.  I often bump the ink well with my arm, and this precaution has helped prevent spills. 


Rachel MonginPretty Weird Art LLC
68 total reviews
109 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Rachel and I am a painter, sequential illustrator, and art teacher from Columbia, SC. I have 12 years of teaching experience and I am passionate about learning, art, and story telling. I have worked as an illustrator alongside my... 
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