๐Ÿ’ฅ Make & Publish Your Story, Comics, or Poems W/ Pro Book Printing & Delivery!

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(403)
In this course, students will plan, create and edit their stories, comics or poems into a printable 10-page book format. Afterwards, they'll get a box of their own 60+ books from a professional printer to keep or give away.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner - Advanced 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 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 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 book page illustrations and edit them on the computer.
  5. Students will be able to understand the "layout" process of setting up a 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 "Raytoons 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. 
Optional: Students can work on their pages in between class times, as well as during class. (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 pages 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 extra help.
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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“ Printer with Printer Paper
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.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please be sure all stories are school appropriate for young audiences. I cannot allow any content with nudity, violence, profanity, or adult content into the classroom.

As the books will be published in actual bookstores and other places, I also cannot allow stories with characters copyrighted by someone else. No Mickey Mouse, Avengers, Superman, Batman, etc. (Unless it's a parody of those characters.)

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(403)
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 $600 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-13
1-6 learners per class

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