Comics Curriculum 1

This video is part 1 of a comics curriculum for self-taught artists. Topics explained include the international comics industry, types of comics including webtoons, non-fiction biographies, superhero, Sunday Funnies. Also discussed is the visual language of comics including panels, speech bubbles, spreads, and pages, as well as techniques like the “180 degree rule,” point of view, tangents, the “foot rule,” and more. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Cat Huang.

Video Walkthrough

  • 3 Big Industries Today
    • France/Belgium (BD)
    • America (comics)
    • Japan (manga)
  • Types of Comics
    • Instructional
    • Super Hero
    • Sunday Funnies
    • Nonfiction Biographies (Graphic Novels)
    • Web Comics
    • Editorial
    • Animated Gif Comics
    • Memes
  • Comics Vocab
  • How do You Read Comics?
  • Comics Techniques
    • 180 Rule
    • Point of View
    • Foot Rule
    • Direction
    • Tangents


The complete Comics for Self-taught Artists Curriculum document links to every video that expands on the topics touched here.

Full Curriculum

Overview · Comics 1 · Comics 2