Color and Form: Color, Letters, Comic Systems


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course will focus on the fundamentals of color, lettering, page and panel layout, and other technical processes in comics systems. Students will learn basic color theory, and workflow techniques for digital color, as well analog color and color processing for print. We will cover approaches to lettering including traditional processes, working with typeface, balloon placement and the basics of font design. How to use color, lettering, layout, and other technical processes for maximum effect in comics.

Excited about comics? This class is part of the Visual Storytelling and Comics Certificate Program.

$550 Workshop

$550 Workshop and Enroll in Certificate Program

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Jerel Dye has illustrated wo graphic novels; Pigs Might Fly in 2017, and Einstein in 2022, listed as one of the top 10 graphic novels of the year by ALA Booklist. He has been creating art and comics since 2005, producing dozens of self-published mini comics and creating comics stories for anthologies such as Inbound, Minimum Paige, Hellbound, and the award … Read more