Writing, Drawing & Creating Comics


This course will allow you to learn how to develop visually distinctive and easily recognizable characters and how to flesh out ideas into scenes and stories. In this class, we will explore visual storytelling techniques, including the use of establishing shots, medium shots, close ups, and two shots, and how to handle transitions (in time and/or location). You will learn how to make sure your words and your pictures are working together for the most effective storytelling, and how to create and illustrate a page of comic book script.

4 Sundays, Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3
nm: $105 • m: $100
Instructor Alisa Kwitney (a former DC Comics editor)
at Pershing Studios

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Alisa Kwitney is a writer of comedic romance novels and graphic novels. She has a BA in English from Wesleyan University, where she received the Horgan Writing Prize for Fiction, and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where she received a scholarship of merit. Kwitney was an editor for Vertigo Comics and DC Comics. Her master’s thesis, was published by Harper-Collins as her first novel, Till The Fat Lady Sings, in 1991. She is currently the editor for Liminal Comics at Brain Mill Press.

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