๐Ÿ“šMake & Publish Your Comic Books W/ Professional Printing & Delivery! Ages 6-12

Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(418)
In this course, students will go through the process of planning, creating & editing a short story in a comic or manga format. Afterwards, they get a box of their own comics printed from a professional printer to keep, sell, or give away.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner - Intermediate Level
This class is taught in English.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
  1. Students will learn to design a comic book through the whole process of...
      Drawing, lettering, inking on paper, and editing on the computer.
  2. Students will learn to establish a plot, point of view, setting, and conflict in their comic stories.
  3. Students will learn to brainstorm and writing their own script/storyboard through the process of story development 
      (Language skills are engaged).
     The process would involve reinforcing and improving of their literacy skills through the arts 
      by engaging in a fun, project-oriented, and creative process (Academic Reinforcement).
  4. Students will be able to draw out their own comic book panels and edit them on the computer.
  5. Students will be understand the "layout" process of setting up a comic book page for print. 
      (When doing layout students will learn things like Margins, Trim Lines, Full Bleeds, etc.)
I am a professional cartoonist, writer, and comic book publisher. I have published comic books, comic strips, children's books, and graphic novels throughout the world. I print around 2000 to 4000 comic books per issue released. I use various printers in Canada, South Korea, and Hong Kong for my printing.

My published comic series include "Jonathin Quackup of the Planet", "Miced" and "Cartoon Avenue". 

I am also a credentialed teacher. I have taught cartooning classes for 20 years and Comic Book related class for over 10 years. I have taught these classes for both adults and children in colleges, schools, and community centers. I have helped many children and adults get their comics created and published. 
Homework Offered
Optional: Students can work on their comics in between class times, as well as during class. If they want to have comics that more than a few panels in length (which is basically just a comic strip), they would need to work on it between class times. (See ITINERARY section above.) I am available in between classes if any students have any questions and give feedback. They can either send me a private message on Outschool or post their question on the Outschool page. If they have comic panels that they would like me to look at, they can send me those as well. While classes are normally 50-55 minutes, I am willing to stay on Zoom sometimes after class if a student needs help with their comics.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The teacher will provide verbal feedback in class. If they need any assistance with their panels in between class times, the teacher will also provide short written feedback to students.
Grades Offered
ย 2 files available upon enrollment
The materials required depends on what the learner would be doing. Would they be doing their artwork on paper? Or on the computer? ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง... ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ: โœ“ Paper ๐Ÿ“ƒ โœ“ Pencils and Erasers โœ๏ธ โœ“ Fine Point & ultra-fine point permanent markers or ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธSharpies โœ“ Computer, tablet, Chromebook, or laptop to edit their artwork on. ๐Ÿ“ข Please install Zoom on the same device as the art software being used. That way the instructor will be able to see what the student is doing and be able to help the student, if he or she is having any difficulties. โœ“ Scanner or Camera If you don't have a scanner, there are special apps for Smartphones and Tablets that can make your device act like a scanner. The one that I use and recommend is called ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. Here is a video on YouTube about the program: https://youtu.be/qU0ODdGwWX8 โœ“ Photoshop (or Photopea) is recommended for the editing, coloring, and layout. If Photoshop isnโ€™t an option for you... A Photoshop alternative that I would recommend is called Photopea, which is a ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ online-based app, and can be found here: https://www.photopea.com If the student has a different program that they are already familiar with and wish to use for the class, feel free to check with me ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ/๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ (๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™‹๐™–๐™™)... ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ: โœ“ A device with a touch screen that the student can draw on. โœ“ A stylus to draw on the device. If you are using an iPad, the stylus used for drawing is called the "Apple Pencil". There are also cheap apple pencil clones that you can get. But they don't have all the features (like pressure sensitivity) that the regular iPad Pencil has. Here is a link to one of the pencil clones: https://www.amazon.com/Generaion-Rejection-Compatible-Generation-Sketching/dp/B08ZCMGLV8 โœ“ Art software to do the artwork on. If the student has a program they are already familiar with, they can use that program. If they don't have an art program to use, I would recommend ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ, which has a lot of great drawing tools. Photoshop and Photopea would also work. โœ“ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ or ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ for doing layout. ๐™Š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ก๐™จ: โœ“ Comic Books (For examples and ideas on a comic story can be laid out.) โœ“ Printer with Printer Paper
Please be sure all comic stories are school appropriate for young audiences. I cannot allow any content with nudity, violence, profanity, or adult content into the classroom.

As the comic books will be published in actual comic book stores and other places, I also cannot allow comics with characters copyrighted by someone else. No Mickey Mouse, Avengers, Superman, Batman, etc. (Unless its a parody of those characters.)

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(418)
Hi, my name is Raymond Mullikin. ๐Ÿ‘‹

I am a professional cartoonist and credentialed teacher from San Luis Obispo, California.

I teach classes in Cartooning, Comic Book Printing and Publishing, 2D Cartoon Animation, Claymation/Stop Motion, Toy...ย 
Group Class


weekly or $300 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(14)
Completed by 109 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-12
1-6 learners per class

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