The Registration Deadline is Wednesday the 7th of September at 11:59 PM.

Intro to Comics

A 10 week course where you learn to express your ideas or convey a story through the comics medium

Teacher Artwork by Kelly Tindall

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Teacher Artwork by Kelly Tindall

Intro to Comics

This course teaches all the basic aspects of Comics and Bande Dessinée. You will learn about character development, dramatic story structure, dialogue, easy-to-follow sequential artwork, eye-catching inking, lettering, and enhancing story through colour.

Making comics is one of the most complex art forms that one person can do all on their own, but it doesn't have to be intimidating. By the end of this course, you will have had the opportunity to pick up or refine all the key tools you need to make your comics tick, turn pages, and kick ass!

This course is well suited for complete beginners, as well as novices who’ve had limited experience making comics already. It is genre agnostic and all styles are welcome!

  • Course Type Concept Art and Illustration Classes
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill Level
    Special Course
    Special Course

    This course can be taken at any level! Please note that it is more of a theoretical course as opposed to one focused on technique.

  • Language English

The Early Registration Deadline is Wednesday the 17th of August at 11:59 PM.

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Note: This class will be offered online only

Class Timings: Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST or UTC-5h)

Date of first class: September 29th

Duration: 10 weeks

If you are unable to attend the class during the times listed above, you will still have access to video recordings of the class lectures and will still receive personalized feedback from your instructor.



Skill requirements 

This class is appropriate for beginners as well as novices with limited experience making comics and cartoons already; there are no prerequisites.


Language and age requirements

You should have at least intermediate level English to take this class. Please note that Syn Studio’s classes are targeted towards adults and students should be 16 years or older to enroll.

Required Materials

You can choose to do the class the traditional way or using a tablet/laptop which has a Photoshop or any other drawing program installed.


Tech Requirements for Attending Syn Studio Online Classes

Minimum Requirements

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 600kbps bandwidth (up/down).
  • A Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a single core processor (at least 1 GHZ processing speed) or a smartphone/tablet with equivalent processing capabilities
  • Good speakers/earphones to listen to the classes 
  • Browser - IE7+, Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome 
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, Linux distro based on 3.0 kernel, Android 5.0, iOS 10


Syn Studio Recommendations

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and a 4 GB RAM
  • High Quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.

Course Outline

Our 10-week Making Comics course will teach you all the basic aspects of creating comics, from idea to publication, by helping you develop your own three-page story with guidance from a professional comic book artist.

*Please note that the following outline is subject to change slightly at the teacher's discretion.

Week 1: Learn the basic elements, mechanics and terminology of comics; what defines the medium of sequential art, what makes for a good character design, an introduction to page design, and your tools!

Week 2: Understand the basics of how to build a story: an introduction to scripting conventions for comics, page layout & thumbnailing.

Week 3: Learn essential techniques for planning and penciling your comics pages. Receive an introduction to inking tools as well as different styles of finishing your art.

Week 4: Learn how to scan your pages, make "blue lines" for inking and how to hand-letter your comics while ensuring your text is readable. Acquire methods for balloon placement, working with the eye-line, advanced inking and more.

Week 5: Learn the power of using digital tools for lettering, colouring, and processing your art. You don’t have to be able to use a computer to make comics, but like most things, it helps a lot and can greatly empower your creativity.

Week 6: Comic Jam! An introduction to improv comics, collaborating and the comics community. You can make comics on your own, but it helps to team up for big projects, and community will be your greatest resource.

Week 7: Learn the business: an overview of the current state of the Art in self-publishing, social networking and building a brand. Continue working on your comic while receiving one-on-one feedback from the instructor.

Week 8: Receive an introduction to digital colouring and understanding of the role of colour in storytelling.

Weeks 9 and 10: Learn to apply the finishing touches and complete your comic with the professional guidance of the instructor.

Check out the entire outline


Syn Studio offers the highest quality education at the most affordable prices.

This is one of our most popular classes and tends to fill up well before the deadline.

The Early Registration Deadline is Wednesday the 17th of August at 11:59 PM.

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