The How to Make a Comic Book online course is a project-centered course designed for all-age learners (ages 13+) who are brand new to the comic-making process. This course features a bevy of resources for new comic-makers including tutorials, models, comic industry guest speakers, and exercises.
The course walks participants through the full process of comic creation, starting at brainstorming and covering scripting, thumbnailing, penciling, lettering by hand, inking, and final assembly. The course culminates in the creation of a final 4-page comic.
Throughout the course, you will need certain materials in order to properly create your comic. They are:
Scanner (Or use the phone app Adobe Scan)
2HB Pencil or #2 Pencil
Zebra Brush Pen or Sharpie Fine point
Stapler (for books longer than 4 pages)
A Bone Folder (You can use a kitchen rolling pin as a substitute)
Christopher O’Keeffe has over 15 years of professional writing experience across fields such as journalism, marketing, and music. He has also produced a steady stream of creative work, including writing and releasing five albums for three bands. In 2018 he also co-founded Podcation which is a creative podcast incubator in the form of a yearly event.
Kay Flewelling was a founding Humanities teacher at High Tech High Chula Vista. For the past 10 years, she has supported teachers around the world to learn and apply project-based learning practices. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of San Diego and an adjunct professor in their School of Leadership and Educational Sciences.
Patrick is a former classroom art educator at High Tech High Chula Vista as well as an Instructional Designer for the Office of Graduate Education at MIT. Currently Patrick is working with the HTH Graduate School of Education to enhance user experience for all audiences both on, and off, line.
Robert is a Junior Designer at San Diego-Based design firm PYD Studio. He is a former High Tech High Chula Vista student, and has returned to the school to help run after school programs from time to time.
These resources are mentioned in the emails you receive after enrolling into the course.