Drawing with Dr. McNinja: Creating an Action Comics Page Premium class

Christopher Hastings, Comic Artist, Writer

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11 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

    • What We're Going to Do

    • Your Assignment

    • Why Comics?

    • Writing: From Prose to Script

    • Sketching I: Character Design

    • Sketching II: Panel Layout

    • Drawing I: Pencils

    • Drawing II: Ink

    • Final Touch: Lettering

    • Conclusion


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.

15 of 16 students recommendSee All

awesome class
Very cool peak behind the scenes! Helpful information from the talented writer/artist of Dr. Mcninja and gives you a pretty clear path on how to set up a comic page of your own story. And he's there to respond to your questions and assignments submissions, which is pretty cool. :)





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 adaptation of Galaga.

He's done illustrations for Machine of Death, You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News, and To Be or Not To Be: That Is the Adventure. You can find t-shirts and housewares he's designed at TopatoCo. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Carly Monardo, and dog, Commissioner Gordon. If you're in New York, there's a good chance you can catch one of his regular sketch or improv shows at the Magnet Theater.