What you'll learn
- You will be able to grade comics at any grade level, from 0.5 to 10.0
- You will learn to identify defects in comics that set them at a specific grade
- You will also learn how to take care of your comics to keep them in the best shape possible
- A stack of comics :)
Hello, I’m Kevin Volo, and I’d like to thank you for checking out my “Learn to Grade Comic Books” course. When you have completed this course and practiced, you will be able to pick up and grade any comic, whether it's one in your collection or that grail book you finally found at a con.
The Learn to Grade Comic Books course is the most comprehensive course of its kind. In it, I walk you step by step through 27 comics at every grade level from 0.1 to 10.0, explaining in detail why they received that grade. For the 25 grade levels from 0.5 to 10.0, I bought and cracked professionally graded books just for these videos – 24 graded by CGC and one by PGX – so that we would have a solid baseline for understanding the criteria at each grade level.
In each video, we move up the grading scale, first examining the CGC graded comic, and then we look at two different comics with the same grade to compare and contrast their differences, because even though they are the same grade, they can look quite different.
We’ll examine these differences and learn additional details of handling, grading, and properly caring for comics in more than 30 1080p HD videos, with high resolution images to help make the details crystal clear. That’s over 8 hours of course content. Plus bonus material!
I’ve been reading and collecting comics since I was 12 years old and love everything about comics. I had a blast creating these videos, looking through and grading some really amazing comics. So I hope you’ll enroll in the course and take the first steps to learn to grade your comic books with confidence! Thanks.
Who this course is for:
- Any comic book collector who wants to know the grade of their comics
- A comic book store owner
- A collector who is selling comics on ebay or Facebook
- Someone who is thinking of sending comics off to a grading company
Kevin Volo is currently an instructional technologist for a State University of New York (SUNY) college in Upstate New York where he helps instructors design and implement their online and hybrid courses.
He is also an active adjunct professor and has been instructing at the college level for more than 20 years, including online and hybrid classes for colleges and on platforms such as Udemy. He teaches a range of courses on topics such as social media, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, and media communications, among others.
He holds a Masters in Information Design and is working on his PhD dissertation in Educational Practice & Theory with a research project exploring the impact of gamification in online learning environments.
Kevin worked as a commercial photographer and graphic designer for over 25 years working in the marketing and advertising industry where has worked in both print and web design creating catalogs, web graphics and logos.
Kevin is also a freelance colorist, photographer and graphic designer whose latest project was colorist for the Eisner Award nominated, Meteor Men by Jeff Parker and Sandy Jarrell from Oni Press. He has worked on several independent titles such as Big Dog Inc's Rex Zombie Killer, Zenoscope's 2013 Halloween issue, and Ape Entertainment's Athena Voltaire.