Alert! The next Meltdown U Creating Comics class is starting on Saturday, October 31 at 2pm. That’s a DATE CHANGE from the previously announced starting date. Learn to write and draw comics in a fun environment (you’re in a comics store, just for starters) with an experienced instructor (me), Jim Higgins. I’ve been teaching college as an adjunct since 1987 and teaching comics at art schools since 1998, including CalArts, The School of Visual Arts, and UCLA Extension. I’m a former DC Comics editor (in the Paradox Press imprint), a comics writer, film consultant, and someone who is passionate about the comics medium.
You can learn about writing, you can learn about drawing, but learning about those two disciplines as they relate to comics? That’s something hard to find. But it’s here for you in the Creating Comics class! Writers take the course and finish a 15-page script, and also get lots of info on how to find artists and how to best work with them. Artists take the class and write and draw their own 8 to 10-page minicomic. Everyone learns the essentials of visual storytelling as it relates to comics.
ALSO — the Drawing Basics class is starting on Saturday, October 24 at 11:30am. The class is six sessions and is pretty much described by its title — it’s about the fundamentals of drawing. You’ll learn figure drawing, perspective, how to use light and shadow, basic anatomy, and more. You’ll get a solid foundation in drawing in a short period of time.
For more information and to sign up, go here: