learning to make comics - Jessica Abel
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I’ve long had an interest in comics education. Ever since I first built a website (in 1998 or so), I included some guides to how to make comics (archived here as DIY— the Artbabe guide to making comics and has guides to materials, stages for drawing a comics page, tracebacks, and making minicomics).

After I began teaching at the School of Visual Arts in 2001, I started thinking about writing textbooks. Eleven years later, Matt Madden and I have written two: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. We’ve also made a comprehensive online companion to those books, dw-wp.com, where you can find all kinds of activities and information to help you learn to make (or teach) comics.

I’ve also made a two-page comic/poster to introduce readers to graphic novels and give a basic idea of how to approach and read them, What is a Graphic Novel? I’ve made it available via a Creative Commons license for anyone to use for non-profit educational purposes.

If you’re interested in having me come out and educate you or yours directly, check out my events section for more on my talks and workshops.

Answer these 10 quick questions
to uncover the real reasons why you’re not able
to take control of your creative work.