Storytelling with Pictures: An Introduction to Comics

Constanza Yovaniniz, Astronomy MSc Student / Comic Artist

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12 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

      0:44
    • Project: Turn a Book Scene into a Comic

      0:31
    • Pacing: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out

      1:42
    • Framing: What to Show, How to Show It

      1:14
    • Text: Showing Sound, Visually

      1:27
    • A Note on Lettering

      1:29
    • Flow: Arranging Panels Within the Page

      1:36
    • Choosing your Scene and Brainstorming

      1:28
    • Thumbnails

      1:53
    • Sketching and Lettering

      0:40
    • Inks and Final Pages

      1:09
    • Final Comments and Tips

      1:00

About This Class

Comics are a combination of pictures and words, but also a whole new narrative medium on its own! In this class, you'll go through the process of planning and making a comic, using some of the narrative techniques that are unique to this kind of visual narrative.

What you'll learn in this class:

  • Choosing the key moments and actions you'll show in your comic
  • Framing your comic panels to better communicate your story
  • Adding text and speech bubbles to your comic
  • Organizing a comic page in a way that's appealing and easy to read

This class is for anyone who wants to get started on comics, and requires no previous knowledge in this area! You can work with whatever medium or art style you want, so you can make a comic with your favorite tools or try something new!

82 of 82 students recommendSee All

Ok first of for all aspiring and new comic creators, this class is not premium but, free. Second For how long the videos are, they do have many great points and, I suggest you take this course as things to keep in mind when making the comic. She gives many examples both visually and vocally which is a great help in helping to understand what she is talking about. As a fellow comic creator to you the reader, I personally vouch​ for this course its good!
This is a delightful class. The lessons are bite-sized and crystal clear, and the teacher offers just enough information to allow one to start a project without getting overwhelmed. I recommend giving this class a go, whether you're brand new to comics or a long-time creator looking for a little boost in motivation!
Very informative class on how to make simple comics. I learned a lot!

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Constanza Yovaniniz

Astronomy MSc Student / Comic Artist

Hello! I'm Coni and I live in Santiago, Chile. I currently work doing research in variable stars, and making a webcomic called Postcards in Braille, as well as other comic or illustration projects from time to time. My biggest interests are comics, science communication and time management.

If you want to see more of my work, you can visit my website or follow me on Twitter.