Comics Basics Premium Track

The Comics Basics Premium Track will help you get started learning all of the fundamental skills necessary to create comics. We’ll arm you with comics techniques, provide background on types of comics from nonfiction to editorial, and exercise your skills in a range of comics prompts. The curriculum we will use is from our Comics Track.

Here is your opportunity to work with attention and comprehensive support from Prof Lieu and the Art Prof staff. Hear Prof Lieu’s explanation of how our premium tracks work in this video.

When you are learning on your own, it can be challenging to pace yourself, know what direction to go in, and what skills you’ll need. We’ll take that out of your hands and provide a structure that you can work within to keep you on task.

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Premium Track Features

  • 6 students only, allowing for thoughtful attention & close guidance.
  • 2 live voice sessions every week with our staff
  • Voice sessions are 60 minutes each, in our Discord.
  • 30 min., one-on-one review with Prof Lieu at the end of the track.
  • Access to a private Discord channel where you’ll get support and critiques from our staff on weekdays.

Watch a voice session

Free Track vs. Premium Track

The free track and premium track use the same curriculum. The Comics Basics Track is available for free; you can work on it by yourself at any pace.

The difference is that the premium track provides guidance and support through weekly voice sessions and critiques from the Art Prof staff.

Instructors

Read more about Prof Lieu and Teaching Artist Cat Huang. Watch a drawing demo with Prof Lieu and Cat here in this video, and below.

About our Staff

Prof Lieu and our Teaching Artists have many years teaching experience both online and in brick and mortar classrooms. We’ll kick your butt (if you want us to that is) and keep you on task as you develop your skills and art practice.

Art Supplies

We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our premium tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.

For example, if you are doing the Painting Premium Track, you can choose any paint media: watercolor, gouache, acryl gouache, acrylic, oils, water mixable oils, ink wash, etc.

We provide a supply list with recommended supplies for each paint medium and are happy to provide further support, but you can work with whatever you have! Same with digital software: you can use Procreate, Photoshop, Krita, whatever you have access to.

Supply Lists: Comics Media

Digital Software

ProcreateKritaAdobe PhotoshopClip Studio PaintPaint Tool SAIAdobe FrescoMediBang PaintGimp


Student info

  • Limit 6 students
  • Enrollment is first come, first serve
  • All students are required to join our Discord

Registration Deadlines

We will email you to confirm your registration, and send you a payment request via Paypal.

Confirmation

  • We require 4 students to run the track.
  • We will confirm whether the track is running by the Monday after the Friday registration deadline.
  • If the track does not run, you will receive a full refund by the Monday after the Friday registration deadline.

Refunds

  • All payments are non-refundable if the track runs.
  • There are no refunds for missed voice sessions, or if a student is late to a voice session.
  • We only issue refunds if the course does not run due to lack of enrollment.

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Purchase a Portfolio Critique

You can also purchase a portfolio critique, where you receive a 30 minute video, which provides a detailed assessment of 8-20 artworks. All purchased portfolio critiques are private, we will not post it anywhere online. You’ll get to choose which staff artist you would like to receive the critique from. More info on portfolio critiques.

Artist Calls

We also offer artist calls, where you can speak privately to one of our staff artists of your choice, one-on-one. You can choose a call to be 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. More info on artist calls.

Portfolio critiques and artist calls are separate from the premium tracks. Questions? Contact us.