Learn How To Write a Comic Book at NYFA
Since the earliest cave drawings, people have told stories through sequential art. Comic books are the latest incarnation of this art form — and are hugely popular in Japan (as manga), in Korea (as manhwa), in Europe, and in the Americas.
Now more than ever, comic books and comic book writing hold a significant place in entertainment, film, and culture. The relationship between a panel in a comic book and a shot in a film is self-evident, and through transmedia, the two storytelling mediums are more and more interlocked. In this 15-Week Online Writing For Comic Books Workshop, individuals with a passion for comic books and storytelling can learn the basics of comic book writing, both in plotting and writing a comic book script, as well the different types of script formats.
Program DescriptionProgram Name: 15-Week Online Writing For Comic Books Workshop
During this online workshop, students can learn how to write a comic book and explore related topics including the different types of script formats, proposals for submission to editors, the different forms for the medium (from manga to comic books to graphic novels to webcomics), as well as the proper use of dialogue and sound effects. Many students complete this workshop with a proposal for a graphic novel, manga or comic book series, and the script for the first issue or chapter of that project.
To learn more about NYFA’s screenwriting workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
In the 15-Week Online Writing For Comic Books Workshop, students complete a proposal for a graphic novel, manga or comic book series, and the script for the first issue or chapter of that project. To learn more, visit our projects page.
This workshop meets once per week for 3 hours (two 1.5-hour sessions with a 30-minute break). Additional video lessons are posted online and may be viewed according to a student’s personal schedule. Outside coursework will vary in time based on the student’s writing speed but usually takes 1-4 hours per week.
Students attend a live video class once a week via Zoom. If time restrictions prevent attendance, students can catch up via recordings of the class and communicate with each other and the instructor digitally. In between sessions, students interact with the class digitally, with feedback provided by the instructor. Video lessons will be made available for viewing through our course portals. Written lessons and assignments are posted for critique and the class interacts on an electronic course portal. Instructors are available electronically for support.
To attend and get the most from our remote workshop, we recommend that students have access to a laptop, a strong internet connection, as well as a quiet place to attend their classes and work on their writing. During the online workshops, students may use their preferred screenwriting software, however, they are able to obtain a discounted download code of Final Draft software from the Bursar.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.