Writing Comics: A Comprehensive Guide
What you'll learn
- How to write comic books like a pro
- How and why comics work
- The writer's place in the production flow
- How to create clear descriptions that inspire artists
- How to pitch your comic stories
- The different ways artists and writers collaborate
- How to properly format your scripts
- How to define character through dialogue
- How to fit your words into the small space of a panel
- No artistic ability required - curiosity and a desire to learn are all you need
A comprehensive look at creating comic books specifically for the writer. NOT a course in drawing, these two hours and forty minutes of video lectures by comic veteran Stefan Petrucha combine nuts-and-bolts tips, rules and insider info with easy-to-understand theory. They cover everything from the basics, to panel descriptions that inspire visuals, character-driven dialogue, the writer’s relationship with the artist and the industry, and much more. Not just about superheroes, the course treats the graphic novel as an open medium capable of expressing any content from genre to poetry.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in writing comic books for profit or pleasure
Stefan Petrucha has written over 20 novels and hundreds of graphic novels for adults, young adults and tweens. His work has sold over a million copies worldwide. He also teaches online classes through the University of Massachusetts.
Born in the Bronx, he spent his formative years moving between the big city and the suburbs, both of which made him prefer escapism. A fan of comic books, science fiction and horror since learning to read, in high school and college he added a love for all sorts of literary work, eventually learning that the very best fiction always brings you back to reality, so, really, there’s no way out.