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Creation and Development of Graphic Novels

A course by María Luque
Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined October 2018
, Illustrator

Discover the process of creating a graphic novel from the conception of the idea to its publication

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (451)
  • 7157 students

Discover the process of creating a graphic novel from the conception of the idea to its publication

Do you know what it takes to create a graphic novel, including the creative and organizational aspects? María Luque is a sketch artist and illustrator. Her published works include La mano del pintor, Casa transparente, and Noticias de pintores, for which she received several international awards.

In this online course, she teaches you how to embark on the journey of creating a graphic novel, from the initial idea to publication.

Alongside María, develop your own graphic novel, choosing and controlling each part of the process: writing the script, selecting the materials you want to work with, defining the characters and their stories, and learning how to publish it.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 17 downloads

Find an idea
11 minutes, 47 seconds
Make a plan
22 minutes, 42 seconds
Define the characters
8 minutes, 57 seconds
Keep the enthusiasm
9 minutes, 35 seconds
Where to start?
11 minutes, 37 seconds
We are achieving it
11 minutes, 55 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (451)
  • 7157 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 27m)
  • 17 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a graphic novel from start to finish. Write the synopsis, plan the work schedule, test out the materials, define the characters, create the layout and comic strips, and make decisions about editing and publication.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for illustrators, sketch artists, graphic artists, and anyone who is interested in creating and publishing their own graphic novel but doesn't know where to start.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary, as María explains the entire process of creating a graphic novel, but it is advisable to have basic drawing skills to be able to translate your ideas into images.

As for materials, you need paper and whichever drawing tools you want for the graphic part of your novel (gouache, colored pencils, markers, etc.).


7157 Students
451 Reviews
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María Luque

A course by María Luque

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María Luque was born in Rosario, Argentina, and has exhibited her work in museums and galleries in her native country since 2005, as well as in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Spain. In addition to her work as an artist, she also works on projects in the field of editorial illustration and coordinates workshops and other creative activities, such as "Merienda dibujo," a series of meetings with artists that she started in 2011.

She is also the cofounder of the Festival Furioso de Dibujo and participated in the anthology Informe, historieta argentina del siglo XXI, published by Editorial Municipal de Rosario. She is the author of La mano del pintor, a graphic novel about Cándido López (Sigilo, 2016, L'Agrume Éditions 2017);Casa transparente (Sexto Piso, Graphic Novel Award - Ibero-American Cities); and Noticias de pintores (Sigilo, 2019).


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Prepare for a long-term project

    • Find an idea
    • Dive into the idea
    • Make a plan
  • U3

    Start the book that we imagine

    • The selection of materials I
    • The selection of materials II
    • Define the characters
    • Fraction the idea
    • Keep the enthusiasm
  • U4

    Let us begin!

    • Where to start?
    • We are achieving it
  • U5

    How do we continue?

    • Share the process
    • What destiny is going to have our project?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Graphic novel, focused on a long narrative project

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Creation and Development of Graphic Novels. Illustration course by María Luque Best seller

Creation and Development of Graphic Novels

A course by María Luque
Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined October 2018
  • 97% positive reviews (451)
  • 7157 students