The Art of Making Comics ... MINI COURSE

An insider's peek at the crazy world of creating comics!

Adventure, Science, Satire, History and the Human Condition!

These are just some of the exciting genres artists and writers have explored for generations through the world of comics and graphic novels.

Sequential art is a wildly popular story-telling medium all over the world. You and others have devoured it as comic strips, Manga, powerful graphic novels, and as storyboards for major films and video game.

And now you can learn to create your own characters and tales.

Calling on over 20 years of experience as an author and comics professional, I'll guide students into this boundless creative realm through a series of exciting workshop.

In my main AOMC workshop series, I take students through the detailed process of creating comics from generating ideas, to finished stories, to pitching and publishing in the print and digital world.

In this free introductory course I'll teach you the basics of creating comics including …

The Key Jobs,

Industry Terms,


Creating Character Design & Bios,

This is an excellent inside peek at the art and business of comic books for fans, beginners, and new to the game artists.

Your Instructor

Alex Simmons
Alex Simmons

I'm an award-winning freelance writer, comic book creator, playwright, teaching artist, and educational consultant. And I've had the fun of writing for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. As a lover of adventure I created of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack. And I've helped develop concepts and scripts for an animation studio in England.

As a teaching artist Simmons has created and taught creative arts workshops for students and educators in the US, West Indies, Africa, and Europe. Simmons has served on panels, and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, as well as three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He is currently leading comics and creative arts program for students in the U.S., Europe, and Africa.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When will the full course be available?
The complete ART OF MAKING COMICS course will become available APRIL 17, 2017. But you can sign up for it now.

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