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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2014 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Creating Comic Books

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Grades 6–8

Typical Day

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! Explore your creativity further using Comic Life software daily in Purchase College computer labs. 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 can be combined with the Video Game Creators and Animators, Code Breakers and App Designers (new!), Young Artists, Young Architects, Young Photographers, Young Filmmakers, the Songwriting Workshop, and/or Vocal Intensive to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session II: July 14–25
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,048.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructor

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. Carl is the author of The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling.

Posted Dec. 9, 2013