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Storytelling for Comics: Explore Action and Perspective

A course by André Lima Araújo , Comic Book Creator

Comic Book Creator. Ponte de Lima, Portugal.
Joined June 2021

Develop meaningful characters and discover how perspective can help drive the narrative for compelling comic book sequences

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  • 100% positive reviews (96)
  • 3863 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Develop meaningful characters and discover how perspective can help drive the narrative for compelling comic book sequences

Creating comics offers lot of freedom: it’s an art form you can practice alone, with complete control over the final product. Comic book creator André Lima Araújo specializes in scriptwriting, designing characters, developing layouts, and more for companies like DC Comics and Marvel. He has worked on titles including Fantastic Four, Avengers AI, and Spider-Verse.

In this course, he teaches you how to create compelling comic book sequences using action and perspective. Explore storytelling techniques to bring meaningful characters to life and convey a sense of movement on the page. Are you ready to turn your ideas into action?

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 20 downloads

Materials
10 minutes, 5 seconds
Tools for Comic Storytelling
16 minutes, 49 seconds
Perspective as a Tool
14 minutes, 25 seconds
Layouts 1
11 minutes, 29 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (96)
  • 3863 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 46m)
  • 20 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 6-10 page action sequence for a comic, combining storytelling, anatomy, and design to build a believable narrative.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in discovering the techniques needed to create compelling comic books.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need paper and pencils, pens, ink, and rulers. Access to a tablet with drawing software and a scanner would be beneficial.


Reviews

3863 Students
96 Reviews
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André Lima Araújo

A course by André Lima Araújo

Teacher Plus
Comic Book Creator

André Lima Araújo is a comic book creator from Portugal. Growing up, he loved comics and was always creating stories and characters. He went on to architecture at the University of Minho and, after graduating, worked as an architect and illustrator before deciding to pursue his passion for comic books as a career.

Since then, André has written, drawn, and created original books including Man Plus, and worked with publishers like DC Comics, and Netflix. He has also worked for Marvel Comics on titles such as Fantastic Four, Avengers AI, Spider-Verse, Inhumans, Spidey, and Black Panther among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Basics of Comics

    • Materials
    • Tools for Comic Storytelling
    • Perspective as a Tool
    • Anatomy in Perspective for Characters
  • U3

    From the Script to the Finished Page

    • Planning and Writing Stage: The Power of a Blank Page
    • Layouts 1
    • Layouts 2
    • Pencil Stage 1
    • Pencil Stage 2
    • Inking Stage 1
    • Inking Stage 2
    • Inking Stage 3
    • Grey Tones Stage 1
    • Grey Tones Stage 2
  • U4

    How to Find a Job in Comics

    • Making a Portfolio and the Importance of Original Creations
    • How to Break into Comics
  • FP

    Final project

    • Storytelling for Comics: Explore Action and Perspective

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Storytelling for Comics: Explore Action and Perspective. Illustration course by André Lima Araújo Best seller

Storytelling for Comics: Explore Action and Perspective

A course by André Lima Araújo
Comic Book Creator. Ponte de Lima, Portugal.
Joined June 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (96)
  • 3863 students