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Creating Comics & Graphic Narratives: A Walkthrough for Beginners

Aubrey Hirsch, Writer/Illustrator

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6 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

    • Turning Text into Thumbnails

    • Creating Your Layout and Artwork

    • Digitizing Your Art

    • Adding Image & Text in In Design

    • Exporting & Saving


About This Class

This course is designed to give you all the technical know-how you need to create a comic or graphic narrative without any fancy digital art equipment. This 20-minute course covers making your script, sketching thumbnails, digitizing your natural medium art and optimizing it in Photoshop, layout and text overly in In Design, and, of course, exporting your work for sharing or submitting! 

I developed this course with the beginner in mind, so you don't have to have any previous comics experience to follow along with this class. You'll just need your computer and your cell phone.

You will need In Design and Photoshop installed on your computer. If you don't already have them, you can download them instantly for a free trial at

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Aubrey Hirsch


Aubrey Hirsch is a writer and illustrator living in Berkeley, California. She is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, a short story collection, and This Will Be His Legacy, a flash fiction chapbook. She has written stories and essays for the New York Times, American Short Fiction, Third Coast and others. Her comics and graphic narratives have appeared in The Nib, The Florida Review, Black Warrior Review, Barrelhouse and elsewhere. She has taught fiction writing and digital storytellin...

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