How to Make a Comic Book (Project-Centered Course)

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How to Make a Comic Book (Project-Centered Course)

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About this course: What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create an original four page minicomic designed around a short story of your choosing. What you’ll need to get started: This project-centered course is designed for all-age learners (high school age and above, at least 13 years of age) who are interested in learning how to make a comic book, but have never completed one before. While comic books can be created with any kinds of materials, we recommend that learners have the following materials available to complete the project: at least one ream of 8.5x11 copy paper, #2 pencils and eraser, Sharpie-type fine point pens, ruler with inch measurements, and ad…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create an original four page minicomic designed around a short story of your choosing. What you’ll need to get started: This project-centered course is designed for all-age learners (high school age and above, at least 13 years of age) who are interested in learning how to make a comic book, but have never completed one before. While comic books can be created with any kinds of materials, we recommend that learners have the following materials available to complete the project: at least one ream of 8.5x11 copy paper, #2 pencils and eraser, Sharpie-type fine point pens, ruler with inch measurements, and adjustable binding stapler. Learners should also have access to a printer and scanner (to facilitate digitizing work to be shared with peers on Coursera). *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-Centered Courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.

Created by:  High Tech High Graduate School of Education
  • Taught by:  Patrick E. Yurick, Lead MOOC Instructor

    Graduate School of Education
  • Taught by:  Christopher O'Keeffe, Writing Instructor

    Adjunct
Commitment 6 hours of study, 15 hours of project work Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Part 1 - Course Overview & Finding Your Great Idea
For the first week we will get you everything you need to know before starting to create your comic book. Then we will focus on idea creation for your comic story.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Course
  2. Discussion Prompt: Who are you and what is your favorite comic?
  3. Video: Materials
  4. Video: How to Complete This Project
  5. Video: Using MakingComics.com
  6. Discussion Prompt: Share something you've found on MakingComics.com
  7. Peer Review: 5 Minute Sketch - w/ Heaps of Encouragement
  8. Video: Get your questions answered on the Comic Fuel Podcast
  9. Video: Part 1 Introduction
  10. Video: Interview with Comic Legend: Mark Waid
  11. Discussion Prompt: Mark Waid Interview Discussion
  12. Video: Part 1 Readings
  13. Video: The Humility Of The Artist
  14. Video: Introduction to Part 1 Assignment
  15. Peer Review: Need feedback before submitting final work for week 1?

Graded: Part 1: Your Comic Idea

WEEK 2


Part 2: Writing Your Comic Script
In part 2 we will be looking specifically at how to script your comic for publication


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  1. Video: Introduction to Part 2
  2. Video: Scripting Interview with Comics Legend: Mark Waid
  3. Discussion Prompt: Mark Waid Interview Discussion?
  4. Video: Part 2 Readings
  5. Video: Taste vs. Ability
  6. Video: Introduction to Part 2 Assignment
  7. Peer Review: Need feedback before submitting final work for week 2?

Graded: Part 2: Your Comic Script

WEEK 3


Part 3: Thumbnails
Part 3 will have us constructing thumbnail (aka small sketches) to plot out the look of our final comic book.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Part 3
  2. Video: Interview with Comic Artist/Educator Caleb Cleveland
  3. Discussion Prompt: Caleb Cleveland Interview Discussion
  4. Video: Part 3 Readings
  5. Video: Introduction to Part 3 Assignment
  6. Peer Review: Need feedback before submitting final work for week 3?

Graded: Part 3: Thumbnailing Assignment

WEEK 4


Part 4: Penciling & Lettering
Part 4 will have us concentrate on producing the actual pages of art for our comic by penciling and lettering our pages.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Part 4
  2. Video: Interview with Comic Creator Eric Shanower
  3. Discussion Prompt: Eric Shanower Interview Discussion
  4. Video: Part 4 Readings
  5. Video: Introduction to Part 4 Assignment
  6. Peer Review: Need feedback before submitting final work for week 4?

Graded: Part 4: Penciling & Lettering

WEEK 5


Part 5: Inking
Part 5 will have us creating the inks (aka the dark lines that will appear when copied) for our comic.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Part 5
  2. Video: Interview on Inking with Eric Shanower
  3. Discussion Prompt: Eric Shanower Interview Discussion
  4. Video: Part 5 Readings
  5. Video: Introduction to Part 5 Assignment
  6. Peer Review: Need feedback before submitting final work for week 5?

Graded: Part 5: Inking Assignment

WEEK 6


Part 6: Putting Your Comic Together & Course Wrap-up
Get ready to hit the comic conventions with your finished comic book copies!


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  1. Video: Introduction to Part 6
  2. Video: Interview on Publishing with Mark Waid
  3. Discussion Prompt: Mark Waid Interview Discussion
  4. Video: Part 6 Readings
  5. Video: Introduction to Part 6 Assignment
  6. Peer Review: Need feedback before submitting for week 6?
  7. Video: Exit Survey
  8. Video: Thank You!
  9. Video: Further Reccomendations
  10. Discussion Prompt: Quick Course Feedback
  11. Reading: Course Credits

Graded: Part 6: Final Assembly Assignment

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