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Introduction to Comic Book Design

Students will learn how to make a comic with panels, word balloons and more!
Lori Esposito
1870 total reviews for this teacher
241 reviews for this class
Completed by 1380 learners
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will learn:

Developing a story and character

Narration and Writing

Panel Design

Word balloons: Anger, shouting, thinking, whisper, electronic, and text

Action lines

Aspect drawing

Zooming in and out


Drawing a person's face, and animation viewing (dragonball/kodocha/Special A pg-pg 13 rated) for action lines (If there is extra time)

Students with specific drawing requests will be given instruction if extra time is available. This course is a mix between drawing and lecture. 
I am a comic artist with several published illustrated books and I am excited to share what I know with students!!
Students will need a pencil, ruler to draw panels, eraser, 8.5 X11 paper folded and stapled to make a comic book, a spare sheet to do practice work, a black marker with ink non bleed students should draw in PENCIL FIRST. Please remind them of that.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Transfer requests must be made 24 hours in advance or more. Recording is available upon request. I cannot transfer to an empty slot.

This may not be suitable for ESL as there is a lot of fast-talking. 

Multitasking is involved as i'll stop them to listen to me now and again, then return them to their comics. If they prefer to just focus on their comic, and refer to the recording, that's fine, everyone works differently. The reviews have been mostly positive about multitasking, but i understand if your child prefers not to. 

Children should know how to fold their papers to look like books, if they don't, please have this done before class or help them.

They should also know how to draw boxes using a ruler or by hand for their panels. Please don't have premade panels, it takes away from the learning.

If your child has an understanding of action lines, word balloons, and basic design they should be prepared to participate if they want advanced work. This means having a comic idea ready and explaining their plan, as well as drawing. A lot of what makes a comic developed is understanding panel design, pacing etc. This class is mainly for students who are new to comic design and prepared to create a story or learn basic concepts, if it's too easy that means they don't need an intro course. 

This is a required sharing class. Drawings can be left private, not the writing.


Lori EspositoCartoon, Comic Artist, and School Counselor!
1870 total reviews
1698 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Lori Esposito, I graduated from the School of Visual Arts and earned my BA in Cartooning. Additionally, I am a M.A. certified school counselor and ready to adapt to all learning needs! I teach art and socio-emotional development... 
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