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$ 295.00

Graphic Novel Online Intensive - July 19-23

Develop a story and tell it through pictures. Learn various elements that make up a graphic novel: framing, movement, image content and text. Students can choose to work by hand or use digital tools.

THIS IS A GOOD CONCENTRATION IF YOU: Have a vivid imagination. Love graphic novels, comic books and Japanese manga. 

  • Develop ideation, drawing and rendering skills 
  • Learn techniques used by graphic novelists
  • Create work for a stronger college admissions portfolio
  • Meet experienced industry professionals
  • Learn under the direction of CCS faculty

Each morning and afternoon students will connect with Zoom calls for small-group live video chats with demos and lectures that teach industry ideation, drawing, and rendering techniques. Students will work on assignments independently, create artwork, and build their portfolios. Students will also get one-on-one attention from their professor and admissions professionals throughout the week. 10am-2:30pm eastern standard time. See tentative schedule posted with images.

The Graphic Novel Online Intensive lead instructor will be CCS Adjunct Professor, John Martin. His work has appeared in trade magazines, restaurants, annual reports and children’s educational books. Recently, John became the illustrator of Vordak, the Incomprehensible book series. Vordak is a super villain who tries to achieve total planetary domination.  His first book, How to Grow up and Rule the Word was nominated for the prestigious Cybil Award. 

Guest speaker, Jay Fosgitt is an illustrator and comic book artist. His first cartoonist work was on Dave Álvarez's comic book, Yenny. His subsequent works include the My Little Pony: Friends Forever series, select Marvel Comics and Dead Duck and Zombie Chick, characters of his own creation.

After a week of the 2021 Graphic Novel Online Intensive program, students will know if this is the right career path for them and be well prepared to take the first steps toward that future.

Register now, enrollment is limited to 15 students!


Supplies that you will need to have on hand to participate in the class are listed below.  

Supplies for students working with both traditional and digital mediums:

  • Pencils
  • Plain unlined paper, such as copy paper
  • Eraser
  • Sharpie fine tip and regular
  • Ruler
  • Camera (Phone camera is fine)

For traditional mediums:

    • Pad of 11”x 17” Smooth Bristol Paper
    • Preferred method of coloring, i.e. color pencils, watercolors, gouache

    For digital mediums:

    • Wacom Tablet or Cintiq
    • Access to Photoshop or Clip Studio
    • Procreate
    • Scanner

    Click here to learn the technical requirements when taking an online class.

    By registering, I agree to participate in this class.  

    Courses will meet over Zoom in small groups of 15 or less students. Classes will be recorded and transcribed for quality purposes and made available in the event a student cannot attend class. Recordings will be deleted after 15 days.