Comic Book/Manga Layout Zak Hennessey
Successful Comic Book and Manga pages are more than just a series of images in panels. In order to create professional pages that tell a story, there are certain rules and guidelines that need to be understood and followed. If your goal is to one day work in the comic book industry, or to create your own self published comics, you are going to want to know how to do it right, in a way that will attract the attention of editors and readers.
In this course, we expose students to the basics of comic book/manga layout and composition, pacing, eye flow, storytelling, translating a script to the page, and the differences between the various types of story genres, including action, super hero, horror, noir, manga, and many others. Students will be encouraged to create the kinds of comic book stories that they want to tell, and will be instructed in the nuances and unique traits of their chosen genre. If you want to learn how to make powerful pages that pull your readers in, or can’t understand why your comic book submissions keep getting rejected, this is the class for you! This class will take you to the next level.
New Classes for June 2018!
Digital Art with Clip Studio Paint Zak Hennessey
Clip Studio Paint is an exciting, affordable, and user-friendly art program for comic books, manga, and other entertainment art. This class will introduce students to a number of different ways to utilize Clip Stuio, and help them climb the steep learning curve that can be intimidating to people who are trying to learn the program.
This program can do many of the same things as Photoshop, the industry standard program used by many professionals. Clip Studio has a lot of fantastic tools aimed directly at comic book and manga artists, and is a fantastic alternative for artists on a budget. It's a powerful program that has a lot of bang for the buck!
Students will need to have a laptop and Clip Studio to participate in this class. Clip Studio Paint is a very affordable program that regularly goes on sale at their website.
More About the Academy
For creative artists aspiring to attain professional knowledge in the disciplines of the motion picture, video game, and comic book fields, the DEAD Academy is the only Denver area design school that gives students the benefits of a portfolio-centered education based upon a practical, industry- informed curriculum taught in an academy setting. Instruction is individually tailored to each student's talents, and uses real world teaching to provide a clear path to a career in the entertainment arts industry.
ART CLASSES FOR THE FX MAKEUP INDUSTRY
Thanks to shows like FaceOff and The Walking Dead, this has become one of our most popular departments. We've had some great professionals come in and take our classes, and many of our earliest students now work in the industry. One of our students really took the reigns and has added 7 shows to his IMDb listing. If you've seen it on FaceOff, we've taught it, and more. Our 2015 schedule will have limited slots, so if interested, get on our radar.
ART CLASSES FOR THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY
One of our most popular areas, the comic book classes teach you how to block out, compose, layout, rough, pencil, ink, color, and letter a comic book like the pros. It takes a lot of work to create a comic book, so it isn't for everybody. Some of our more dedicated students have gone on to successfully create their own comcs. Our 2015 schedule will have limited slots, so if interested, get on our radar.
ART CLASSES FOR THE MOVIE INDUSTRY
The most popular classes in this area are our concept art classes, which include character design, creature design, heroic figures and forms, heroic heads and hands, and action anatomy (all of which go well with our comic book and video game departments). Due to time constraints, there will be fewer classes in this area in 2015, so if you see one and want to take it, best to sign up as soon as you can.
ART CLASSES FOR THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
Another fairly popular department, that has a lot of crossover with the Movie art classes. As with those classes, there will be fewer offerings in this area due to time constraints, so if you see a class that interests you, it would behoove you to sign up earlier rather than later, due to the limited slots that will be available.
ART CLASSES FOR SCULPTING
In this department, we teach classes that help you create fantastic props, monster heads, maquette sculptures, statuettes, and more. There is a lot of crossover between this department and the FX makeup class, as the sculpting skills taught here are invaluable for those who wish to make FX masks, and prosthetics. As with all classes in 2015, there will be a very limited number of seats available.
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