MAKING A GRAPHIC NOVEL
54 HD VIDEO LESSONS
The complete course to creating and publishing graphic novels and comic books.
From start to finish.
What will you find inside this course?
A comprehensive online course with HD video lessons, which can be downloaded and viewed on any device.
Made for and by artists
We've designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring artists and creative people interested in making and publishing their own graphic novel.
The best starting point
After taking this course you will have complete understanding of the entire process of creating a graphic novel from start to finish, and will be able to take the next steps to making your book a reality.
A Bloop Animation course
This course will help you take that first step to making your graphic novel a reality. Self publishing a book of any kind is a complicated process, and a graphic novel is no different. This course will lay out all the different steps from idea to print. You will not find a more in-depth course on creating graphic novels and comic books anywhere else.
Morr Meroz, Founder of Bloop Animation
Super detailed, fast paced.
We hate long, dragged-out tutorials.
I went through many tutorials which almost put me to sleep, going over a ton of stuff I didn't need, or repeating the same things over and over.
Not our courses. We believe in bite-sized lessons with a clear structure that get straight to the point without skipping any important information. We'll take you step-by-step through the self-publishing learning curve.
Made for storytellers. Experienced or newbies.
Why waste your time figuring things out? We did the work.
As fellow artists, we built this course from the ground up to be tailored to aspiring or working artists who just want to get their book out there. This is not a generic self-publishing book - this is about taking creative artists through the steps of making their book come true.
YouTube tutorials are great, but they can only take you so far.
I love looking for tutorials and articles online, and I'm sure you do too (that's probably how you found us), but I never felt that it's a good way to learn an entire topic or a skill.
You might find the answer to a question you have, but what if you're starting from scratch? What if you don't wanna waste your time and start making your graphic novel sooner rather than later?
Art school is expensive.
Most art courses, both online and on-campus, can get very pricey. Often in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. Those courses usually cover a LOT of material, including many topics you might not be interested in. Our courses are just the right size and very cost-effective, teaching exactly what you need to know to start working on your graphic novel right away.
What will you learn?
We’ll start by briefly going over the history of comic books, publishing conventions, and learn the basic terminology we’ll be using throughout the course.
Comic Art Styles
After understanding the basics, we’ll go over approaches of different artists to handling individual elements of comic art, such as character, inking, panel layout, lettering and more.
Sequential Art Theory
Before making our own graphic novels, we’ll familiarize ourselves with with the theory behind the craft. Understanding closure & transitions, pacing, rhythm, pairing words and images, composition, clarity, readability, types of shots, and composing pages/spreads.
We’ll examine different ways a production can work, including planning our book with publishing in mind, how to mix traditional and digital media and how to work in a team vs. Solo.
An overview of writing a story with the graphic novel format in mind. Characters, setting, story structure, script writing, and writing with drawing.
Included in this course is an in-depth mini course on Storyboard Pro, one of the most advanced storyboarding programs. We’ll learn how to use this program from start to finish, and create a professional-grade storyboard and animatic.
9 modules with 54 HD video lessons.
Lessons look great on any device you own.
All the original files featured in the lessons available for download.
A downloadable storyaboard template, fully customizable.
A finished Animatic
The complete animatic featured in the lessons, along with the original boards.
Storyboard Pro Mini-Course
An entire in-depth Storyboard Pro course is included in this course.
An option to download all the video lessons for offline viewing.
Filmmaking Terminology and Concepts
4 Video Lessons | 21 Minutes
- What is a Storyboard
- Types of Shots
- Camera Moves
- Edits & Transitions
4 Video Lessons | 22 Minutes
- Composition Basics
- Composition for Moving Shots
- Compositions in Sequence
The Storyboarding Process
7 Video Lessons | 46 Minutes
- The Different Pipelines
- Anatomy of a Storyboard
- Rough Pass
- Polish Pass
Storyboarding with Photoshop
5 Video Lessons | 34 Minutes
- Setting Up Templates
- Drawing in Photoshop
- Exporting a PDF
- Preparing Images for Animatic
- Editing an Animatic
Storyboarding with SketchUp
4 Video Lessons | 28 Minutes
- Easy 3D Environments
- 3D Environment Demo
- 3D Warehouse Demo
- Exporting Images
Storyboard Pro: Preparing a Project
8 Video Lessons | 40 Minutes
- Getting Storyboard Pro
- Setting Up a Project
- Interface Overview
- Managing Scenes, Shots, and Panels
- Breaking Down a Script
- Creating a Project from a Final Draft Script
- Splitting/Merging Projects
Storyboard Pro: Drawing Boards
11 Video Lessons | 1 Hour, 17 Minutes
- Stage View Options
- Drawing Layers
- Color Picker
- Vector Drawing Tools: Brush Tools
- Vector Drawing Tools: Shape Tools
- Bitmap Drawing Tools
- Tool Presets
- Drawing and Perspective Guides
- Advanced Drawing Layer Features
- Drawing Demo
- Camera Controls
Storyboard Pro: Feedback and Revisions
3 Video Lessons | 20 Minutes
- Pitch Mode
- 3D Feedback and Revision
- Exporting a PDF
Storyboard Pro: Advanced Animatics
8 Video Lessons | 53 Minutes
- Animating Cameras and Layers
- 3D Scenes
- Importing 3D Objects
- Animatic Tools
- Making an Animatic
- Exporting an Animatic
- Passing to Production
- Next Steps
From our students:
Bloop Animation provides a very simple-to-use learning platform, making all the content easily accessible. The option of downloading the video lessons makes it easy for me to carry the course with me wherever I go. I always have it on my iPad and it’s a constant reference.
Luis Miguel Guerra Abril, animator and designer, Spain
Frequently Asked Questions
Is any software included with the course?
No, you will have to get the software mentioned in the course separately, though creating graphic novels could also be done with pen and paper.
What hardware do I need?
As long as you have a relatively modern computer and connect to the internet, you should be good to go. Pen and paper will come in handy as well. A tablet will be great for drawing digitally.
What if I don’t like the course?
No worries, the course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, simply email us and you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked.
Will I always have access to the class or is it just for a limited time?
You will always have access to all the courses and products you purchase from Bloop.
Will I get the whole course right away, or will it be available over a period of time?
You will have access to the entire course and materials immediately after purchasing.
I’ve never made a graphic novel before. Will I be lost?
No. This course was created assuming you’ve never done this before. We go over all the basics to make sure you are able to follow along.
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