Comics are one of the most popular and exciting ways to tell a story. This course offers a look at the fundamental building blocks of the comic book medium. Exploring panel to panel transitions, text to image relationships, and the intricacies of page layouts, students will examine new and innovative ways to bring their stories to life.
This course is designed for both beginning and advanced visual artists. Whether students have tried their hand at comics before or are simply interested in investigating how comics work, this course will provide insights to help storytellers make the most of every page.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
This was my field at time doing an online class, Kadenza, and in this field. I honestly loved this class! The lectures were short but concise, the teacher was fun engaging and informative, the course work was well paced, challenging yet doable. I would recommend this class to anyone at all interested in comics. I learned so much and had a blast! Thank you for this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing to learn through Kadenza!
A lot better than I expected; I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I'd call it invaluable for anyone starting out, or just wanting to go that little bit deeper into the subject matter to further their own skills and techniques. 10/10 - would recommend.
It's increadable course, unexpected depth and pracical approach. it helped me to create the impirtant ubderstanding of the relationship with the reader establushed usung the different methods and approaches. Very recommended to everyone connected with art of comics
Super DISSAPOINTED. The first week went smoothly but from week two I could not upload any of my projects. Contacted them explaining the problem. Noone bothered to reply. After week 3 I stopped trying to upload with no technical support it felt that they were interested only in getting the money.
It is an amazing fun course! I really loved it and the lessons are easy to understand for any beginner. I have learnt so so much about comics and how to do comics in a relatively short time. The resources that are pointed out in the course are really amazing too and the interaction between members gives a lot of feedback. 5/5
This was such an awesome experience! I'm so glad I followed my intuition and joined! The lecture parts were well produced and filled with great info, and the assignments were challenging in all the right ways.
This course will give you the building blocks you need to create professional level comics! Matt Silady is totally stoked about comics and it's contagious! He breaks down complex ideas into bite-sized and fun sessions that you can easily skip around in and review as many times as you like. Plus you get to hang out and interact with a bunch of people who are also passionate about comics. It's a great way to potentially make some friends and get valuable feedback from a variety of perspectives. All skill levels are welcome and have something to gain!