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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2012 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Creating Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Formerly Comic Drawing Workshop
Not offered in 2013 

Grades 9–12

Creating Comics

Create compelling comic books and graphic novels! In this two-week program, learn to storyboard the perfect camera angles for your next film or Web video! The drawing skills and storytelling principles used in comics, film/video and video games will be revealed as you plan, draw, and polish your project from layouts to finished inks. You can either turn your own story into a visual reality or work from a script supplied by the instructor. Whether your project’s genre is action, comedy, super hero, historical, horror, humor, or romance, you’ll gain the knowledge to make it clear, compelling, and entertaining!

To broaden exposure to the arts, Creating Comic Books and Graphic Novels can be combined with Creative Vocal Lab, Choral Conservatory, the Jazz Workshop, Project Fashion Designer, 20th Annual Visual Arts Institute, Photography Institute, Creative Writing Institute, and/or Shakespeare Workshop (new!) to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session I: June 25–July 6
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,115 for the first registration
$1,000 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 4, 2012)

About the Instructors

Carl Potts returns as lead instructor. He is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has served on the editorial staff of Marvel Comics for 13 years. As executive editor, he was in charge of one third of the company’s publications. In 1994, he became editor-in-chief of two publishing divisions, including Epic, Marvel’s line of creator-owned titles. During the height of its publishing success, most of the X-Men titles were produced by talent Carl discovered and mentored, including Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, and Larry Stroman.

Summer Precollege Programs:

How to Register
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Acting Intensive
Code Breakers & App Designers
Creative Vocal Lab
Creative Writing Institute
Filmmaking Institute
Journalism Institute
Minecraft™ Designers &

Photography Institute
Project Fashion Designer
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
Summer Percussion Seminar
Video Game Creators &

Visual Arts Institute
Vocal Intensive

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Youth Programs
(grades 4–8)

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