…from me! My next set of courses for the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop start up in just a couple of weeks.
My Comic Book Bootcamp Part One ended last Wednesday. I like to say that once students go through the first Bootcamp they’re good to go off and make comics, and some of them will. But we do offer a Part Two through TCW and many of my students return–I do introduce new ideas, expand upon the anatomy I teach in Part 1, and more. It’s really up to individual students to decide what they need. But often students find that they like the atmosphere so much at TCW, and realise how much fun it is to be in an environment surrounded by people just like them–people who are creative and interesting and want to learn and create. I love watching as friendships are made, and finding that students get together outside of class and start working on projects together, or simply meet to help each other out with a script, or to act as a sounding board. That makes my day every time!
Before the next session of classes start (on May 7), there will be a SNEAK PEEK WORKSHOP. Thursday, May 3, I will be teaching Professional Layout and Storytelling from 7-9pm. Sneak Peek Workshops are $25/hst.
Then, next Monday I will start the full class–the ‘official’ course description is:
From thumbnail layouts to finished pencils, this art focused course teaches you everything you need to know about the unique process of telling stories with pictures. Learn to THINK like a comic artist as well as how to CREATE like one. Essential learning for future Marvel zombies, Indy artists or Web comic creators. While basic drawing skills are helpful, they are not necessary.
You can enrol through the TCW site; contact the school owner if you have any questions, email@example.com.
For anyone who might still be on the fence with regards to these courses, I just wanted to relate that I took Boot Camp 1 & 2 and the only regret I’ve had was that I haven’t had the opportunity to take EVERY OTHER COURSE offered by the TCW. Truly a fantastic experience!