Publish Your Comics & Manga
September 30-December 9
*No Class December 2
Publish Your Comics 7 Manga is a 10 week course that guides students through the entire process of developing and publishing a comic or manga. Students will write, draw, and publish a 4-6 page comic book of their own design. The course focuses on both the creative writing and illustration skills that professional sequential artists use to produce comic books. Students will use guided drawing, peer critique, examples, and collaborative art to experience the entire process of creating a comic book.
About the Artist:
Rachel & Ethan Mongin are a team of comic book artists that create the world that is Pretty Weird. Rachel and Ethan use their combined skills to teach self publishing to creators of all ages and abilities. Ethan is an award winning illustrator who has worked on a variety of comic book and animation projects. Ethan graduated with an MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Rachel is a licensed early childhood and elementary educator and professional illustrator. Her professional experience includes eleven years as a public school teacher, 15 years of work teaching art classes in schools, libraries, and museums. Rachel also worked as an instructor at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. Together, Ethan and Rachel have independently published thirteen comic books, four graphic novels, host a YouTube channel for emerging creatives, and enjoy teaching others how to self publish and market their own comic book, graphic novel, and manga projects. Their collaborative projects include The Adventures of Death Elf & Woose, Creepy Cat, Kitten the Barbarian, Skull Gun Bunny, and Divorced Penguin.