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Publish Your Own Comics and Manga


Comics! 12 Steps to Drawing & Writing a Comic Book

Your learner loves drawing comic characters and/or action scenes--but needs help putting it all together into a comic book story. Professionals use a storyboard to do this.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
210 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn basic easy-to-master story skills in theory, and then apply those skills as they work on their own project.
Students will learn comic book vocabulary.
Students will learn about the specific skills that make comic book characters addictive to readers. 
Students will learn about the difference between character arcs, action arcs, and thematic arcs. 
We'll learn how comic books are based in emotions. 
We'll learn how to present emotions in words as well as on the page.
We'll learn how to create mood and atmosphere through words. 
Students will learn how to take suggested feedback to create improvements in their work.
I actually learned about teach comics the iconic Scott McCloud just as his seminal book Understanding Comics was released for the first time. Since then I've taught over 15 comics classes in summer camps. I've also been invited into public schools and been awarded state grants to teach comics to kids.  I come from a writing background, but comic books are a unique medium comprised of half writing and half visual story telling.  Teachers used to walk by the classes were I taught and were amazed -- they'd never seen an entire group of 10 year old boys so quiet and focussed for such a long time.
Classes are a launch pad to motivate student's work on their comics. Students will spend time after class working on their story board layouts.
unlined paper, sharp pencils, a good large eraser, a good pencil sharpener, and a ruler are essential for this class. You will need (for around $20.00 or less) the comic pro pen set listed below. (Though getting it from a different vendor is fine.) They make a big difference in the quality of drawing your kid can produce.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will be screen sharing past student's work (used with permission) for class to demonstrate examples. 
I will also share pdfs of templates for storyboarding that I've made myself. 


Leeyanne Moore MFA
Lives in the United States
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
210 total reviews
133 completed classes

About Me

Hello everybody! I have an MFA from Syracuse University where I was a University Fellow, and BA from Smith College where I won many prizes in fiction and playwriting. I'm a published fiction author with a background in analytic philosophy and have... 
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