Have you ever wanted to create your own graphic novel but aren’t sure where to start? The Graphic Novel and Comix program at Langara may be exactly what you need.
Taught by numerous acclaimed comics artists, including multiple Cloudscape members, the program is centered on learning traditional and digital storytelling in a sequential narrative capacity, helping students to produce their very own commercially viable graphic novel or comic book series.
From the site:
The Graphic Novel and Comix Certificate Program is a full time evening program aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career as a comic book creator. The program consists of 17 courses that include traditional and digital mediums. As well as working with digital applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Clip Studio Paint Pro software, students will also learn about lettering, layout and colour applications as apply specifically to comic book art. Students will examine critical business issues such as publishing, self-promotion, copyright, and contract laws for graphic novelists. The emphasis of this program is on developing a personal style and voice, along with honing skills that enable individuals to accomplish traditional and digital storytelling in a sequential narrative capacity. The end goal of the program is for the student to produce a commercially viable graphic novel or comic book series as their graduation project.
Classes start this September, and an information session about the program is being hosted on August 19 (next Wednesday).