Back again for the Winter 2020 term! During this course, students will bring their own stories to life using images that will efficiently aid in creating a short- or long-form visual story. The lectures and assignments will touch on all the major aspects of developing original story and imagery for comics or graphic novels: writing, character and world building integration, among many other topics. Most importantly, students will learn how to create comics or graphic novels that are relatable and emotional, with characters and stories that will resonate with audiences. By the end of the course, students will have completed the beginning pages of their comics or graphic novels, and will have a road map for going all the way to the finished product! The students will use and develop their own stories throughout the course. Note: This course is not an introduction to comics or graphic novels, and a script will NOT be provided. Participants are expected to come with their own ideas/story as well as solid drawing and digital painting skills, so make sure to brush up on all your prerequisites before the Winter 2020 term!
Shaun Healey has been a concept artist and illustrator in the game industry since 2008, having worked worldwide with gaming studios such as Rovio Ltd, Mojang Studios, 5 Ants and Spidermonk Entertainment, as well as freelance with other media and comic companies UDON, Tokyopop, and Hasbro. Now the lead character artist of Wayforward Technologies, he utilizes a background in comics, storyboarding and animation to bring creative concepts to life. Though versed in digital painting and effects, his specialization is in traditional, hand-drawn linework blended with digital color.
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