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Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of study, 15 hours of project work...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of study, 15 hours of project work...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 17 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Materials2m
How to Complete This Project58s
Using MakingComics.com1m
Get your questions answered on the Comic Fuel Podcast1m
Part 1 Introduction30s
Interview with Comic Legend: Mark Waid5m
Part 1 Readings31s
The Humility Of The Artist1m
Introduction to Part 1 Assignment44s
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Part 2: Writing Your Comic Script

In part 2 we will be looking specifically at how to script your comic for publication...
Reading
5 videos (Total 10 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Scripting Interview with Comics Legend: Mark Waid4m
Part 2 Readings1m
Taste vs. Ability1m
Introduction to Part 2 Assignment1m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Part 3: Thumbnails

Part 3 will have us constructing thumbnail (aka small sketches) to plot out the look of our final comic book....
Reading
4 videos (Total 10 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Interview with Comic Artist/Educator Caleb Cleveland8m
Part 3 Readings36s
Introduction to Part 3 Assignment51s
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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....
Reading
4 videos (Total 11 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Interview with Comic Creator Eric Shanower8m
Part 4 Readings35s
Introduction to Part 4 Assignment1m

Instructors

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Patrick E. Yurick

Lead MOOC Instructor
Graduate School of Education
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Christopher O'Keeffe

Writing Instructor
Adjunct

About High Tech High Graduate School of Education

High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. It has evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education....

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