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Skillshare Live: Drawing for Stories

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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7 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Developing Your Style

    • 3. The Elements of Story

    • 4. Each Panel’s Narrative Purpose

    • 5. Q&A on Drawing Your Comic

    • 6. Q&A on Ira’s Career & Process

    • 7. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Draw comics that look great and tell a deeper story with the help of cartoonist Ira Marcks! 

Ira Marcks believes that the story behind an image is just as exciting as the image itself, and in this 35-minute class—recorded using Zoom and featuring participation from the Skillshare community—he shares the tools and tricks that help him develop comics that help readers connect with deeper narratives and themes. 

To start, you’ll get a deep dive into the foundational elements of good stories, and see how Ira incorporates them into the comics he draws. Then you’ll see the behind-the-scenes steps from the idea to the final art, including how each panel can be used to push the narrative forward, what ends up on the cutting room floor, and more. Feel free to draw along, or just learn some new storytelling skills to incorporate into your next project!

Along the way, you’ll get to hear from Ira about the artists who inspire him, his creative process, and some sneak peeks of his upcoming graphic novel, Shark Summer


While we couldn't respond to every question during the session, we'd love to hear from you—please use the class Discussion board to share your questions and feedback.