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Composing Comics: Design Rules For Creating Clearer Pictures

John McNamee, Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

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9 Videos (18m)
    • Intro

      1:02
    • Assignment

      1:02
    • Page

      1:28
    • Guides

      1:51
    • Panels

      1:33
    • Drawing

      3:56
    • Patterns

      2:36
    • Textplacement

      3:14
    • Conclusion

      1:11
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About This Class

Comics are their own language. In this class, you'll learn the basic grammar of that language to help  make your comics more readable, more engaging, and better looking. From laying out the page, to how to place your text in a word bubble, this class is perfect for both the beginner and intermediate comic maker looking to take the look of their pages to the next level.

65 of 65 students recommendSee All

Great class! I learned many useful techniques to help with my picture book illustrations.
Samantha Weitzel

Freelance Designer and Illustrator

Excellent course
Sam J

Coder at brain.. Designer at heart

John breaks down composition basics in an easy, digestible format. The information is easy to build off of and the extra notes he includes are incredibly helpful as well.

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John McNamee

Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

John McNamee is a comedy writer and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. He has contributed to the New Yorker, Mad Magazine, the Onion News Network, and Clickhole. John's comedy has been featured on CNN, IFC, McSweeny's, TV Guide, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Gawker, and numerous other sites. He has studied and performed improv and sketch at the UCB theater in Los Angeles, where one of the founders once made fun of his pants on stage for like 2 minutes. John had it coming.

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