Course Description

RISD CE teen course: Comic Book Creator

Making a comic is a great way to tell your own stories. It's hard work and full of its own unique challenges. But the end result can be beautiful, captivating and rewarding. We’ll cover everything, including pacing, panel structure, composition, inking, lettering and more. At the end of this course you'll have a finished short comic under your belt and the knowledge you’ll need to begin your journey into comics.


Students must be age 13–17 to participate.


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Apr 24, 2021 to May 29, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $330.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 15, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 24, 2021 to May 29, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Students will need the means to upload their in-progress and finished art. It doesn’t have to be scanned, it can be as simple as a clear picture taken with a phone.
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Pencils light enough to ink over, no darker than B2.
  • An inking medium. This can be sharpies, technical pens, felt tipped pens, pentel brush pens, ink and nibs, or a brush and ink well.
  • White out or white paint to fix mistakes.
  • A ruler.
  • A t-square or triangle would also be useful.
  • You’ll need two types of paper. Sketch paper, which can be anything from printer paper to large sheets of drawing paper. And higher quality paper for your finished art. The higher quality paper just needs to stand up the inking. So, if you’re inking with sharpies, pretty much any paper will do. If you want to use a traditional brush, it’s a pretty watery medium so you’ll need a heavier watercolor paper. Most pens will do fine on any smooth paper.
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