Write and Publish Comic Books for Fun and Profit
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Write and Publish Comic Books for Fun and Profit

Make Money from Making Your Own Comic Books
3.8 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
702 students enrolled
Created by Scott Amundson
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a Professional-Quality Comic Book
  • Find and Collaborate with Professional-Quality Pencillers, Inkers, Letterers and Colorists
  • Publish Your Comic Book and Make it Available for Purchase to Millions of People
  • Increase Your Writing Speed.
  • Improve the Quality of Your Stories
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Requirements
  • There are No Prerequisites
  • Nothing is Required
  • You Don't Even Need An Active Imagination
Description

This course will teach you to create your own professional-quality comics and make money selling them.

I've been writing and selling my own professional-quality comic books for years and I can tell you the best way to do things so you spend as little money as possible to create exceptional works of sequential storytelling that anyone can buy and enjoy. I will provide you with the valuable resources you need to help you write entertaining comic book scripts and make them into viable products.

This course, comprised of over 14 lectures and two quizzes, will help everyone who ever wanted to make his or her own comics but couldn't draw well enough to produce professional books that can be sold to anyone who loves great art and stories. All you need is a desire to make comics and a willingness follow my instruction and do the coursework.

Learn:

  • Where to find artists, letterers and inkers
  • How to put your comic up for sale to millions of readers
  • How to write a great comic book script
  • How to promote your comics

Get:

  • Help promoting your book
  • A special discounted rate on a talented, dependable letterer
  • Advice from pros, including Chuck Dixon, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Stefan Petrucha, John Ostrander, Leah Moore & John Reppion, John Rozum, Dean Motter, John Arcudi, Sean McKeever, Peter Bagge, David Hine, Dan Jolly, JM DeMatteis, Tom Peyer, Dan Jurgens, Stuart Moore and Chris Ryall

I'm confident you'll be happy with this course. You can get a full refund if you are unsatisfied with it for any reason.

Join us and start making your own professional quality comic books!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students Who Want to Tell Stories and Make Money Should Take This Class.
  • This Class is Not for People Who Do Not Want to Finish the Coursework.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
01:08:04
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Start with an Outline
2 Lectures 09:12

Make your scripting process faster and easier by outlining your stories with this simple method before you start writing your script. You can turn any idea into a compelling story and write organically using this simple technique to lay the foundation.

Preview 01:34

Figure out the major underlying story beats of a narrative and write compelling stories with ease. Practice this outlining technique to get any story started on its way to growing into an epic.

How to Outline
07:38
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How to Generate Ideas for Comic Books
2 Lectures 08:44

In this lecture, you will learn how to become a more voracious reader and more erudite writer.

Read to Write
04:41

Employ this simple technique to get great ideas you can use in your stories.

How to Come Up with Compelling Story Ideas
04:03
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How to Script a Comic Book
4 Lectures 26:37

Marvel style. Full script. What scripting format should you use?

Preview 03:18

In this lecture, you'll learn how to write faster, more confidently and with more power.

After the lecture, read the interviews I've conducted with working professional comic book writers to get an idea of how long it takes them to write comics and how they do it.

Preview 07:45

Learn how to take your writing to the next level by using time to your advantage.

Revise, Revise, Revise - Tighten Your Script
08:52

In this lecture, I go over some little things you can do to get better results in your career.

Professionalism is a Habit
06:42
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Comic Book Writing Tricks
3 Lectures 18:32

In this lecture, I tell what you need to remember to maximize the space you have to tell your story well.

Pacing
05:05

Write more compelling stories by avoiding this mistake made by most beginning writers.

Facing Conflict
10:19

You must master the page turn reveal to be a good comic book writer. Practicing the exercise discussed in this lecture will strengthen your ability to write effective page turn reveals.

Preview 03:08

This exam covers everything from the lectures in the first few sections of the course.

A Quiz on Writing
5 questions
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Gathering Your Team and Releasing Your Comic
3 Lectures 04:59

Finding the indefatigable collaborators is paramount to producing great professional-quality comic books.

This lecture tells you everything you need to know to find great inkers, pencillers, colorists and letterers just like the pros do!

Where to Find Your Team
00:26

In this lecture, I teach you how to get your book out for sale to millions of readers.

How to Publish for No Money
01:43

I want to help each one of you promote your comics. I'm so proud of everyone who makes a comic book because of what they learned in this course.

Course Wrap-Up
02:50

This exam covers both sections of the course.

Final Exam
8 questions
About the Instructor
Scott Amundson
3.8 Average rating
6 Reviews
702 Students
1 Course
Teaching Proven Techniques Gained from Experience

Scott Amundson is an American comic book writer and instructor of the Udemy course Learn to Write and Sell Comics. Scott sells the comics Barbarian #1-4 on Comixology and Krak Gets a Job on Madefire. He's been writing stories for over 12 years and has interviewed many of the top professional comic book writers working today. Scott has acquired valuable knowledge of how to make the best comics for the least money and bring them to market. He will help you produce professional-quality comic books and sell them for money.