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

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.

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John McNamee is always excellent. Really clear and concise with a lot of information and guidance packed in to a short course.
It's amazing. I love this class. I learned a lot in a very short time. Thank you.
Clearerder is impossiblest.

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John McNamee

Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

John McNamee is a comedy writer and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. For the past 8 years he has contributed to 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. 

John has also been a comic maker and reader since he first figured out how to ride his bike to the comic book store at age 8. He's drawn the comic strip Pie Comic since his freshman year of college and doesn't see any reason to stop now.