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Drawing with Dr. McNinja: Creating an Action Comics Page

Christopher Hastings, Comic Artist, Writer

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11 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

      0:42
    • What We're Going to Do

      0:47
    • Your Assignment

      0:35
    • Why Comics?

      2:51
    • Writing: From Prose to Script

      6:26
    • Sketching I: Character Design

      4:52
    • Sketching II: Panel Layout

      6:45
    • Drawing I: Pencils

      5:15
    • Drawing II: Ink

      4:22
    • Final Touch: Lettering

      1:23
    • Conclusion

      0:23

About This Class

Peel back the curtain and see how an action comic comes to life! Join Christopher Hastings — creator of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja — for a 30-min class showing his process for creating a black-and-white action comic.

This class has a sly sense of humor, moves quickly, and covers a lot. Learn how to adapt prose into a comics script; lay out panels for visual interest; and sketch, draw, and ink a comic in a style of your choosing. Plus, along the way, Christopher recommends a number of additional resources for further study.

You should take this class if you're interested in comics, love Christopher's acclaimed style, or simply want to see a master at work. Artists, illustrators, writers, and enthusiasts of all skill levels welcome.

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well presented
Intersting, with some helpful instruction.
awesome class

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Christopher Hastings

Comic Artist, Writer

Christopher Hastings is a writer and artist of comics and other things. He is the author of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, a continuing online comic series with book collections available from Dark Horse Comics. He also writes the ongoing Adventure Time comic series.

Christopher's written a bunch of other comics, most notably Deadpool, Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe, and a 2013 adaptation of the classic arcade game, Dig Dug (which he also drew.) He was also the artist for the comic...

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