Introduction to Digital Comic

A course by Albert Monteys Homar , Illustrator and Comic Book Writer

Illustrator and Comic Book Writer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2018

Learn to create, publish, and promote a graphic novel for digital formats

100% positive reviews (274)
5527 students
Audio: Spanish, English
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create, publish, and promote a graphic novel for digital formats

For cartoonist Albert Monteys, comics are his natural means of expression. After more than 25 years writing and drawing comics with ink, paper, screens, and a touch of humor, he's an expert in how to approach a comic from scratch and tell a story to be enhanced with digital media.

Known mainly for his comics in the Spanish humor weekly El Jueves, a publication in which he collaborated for 18 years and directed for four, he continued his career following his passion for narrative and the search for new digital formats, making comics for the humor magazine Pride and Satisfaction and the science fiction comic UNIVERSE!. This led him to receive a nomination for the 2016 Eisner award—the "Oscar for illustrators"—and to win the 2019 award for Best National Comic at the Salón del Cómic de Barcelona, Spain.

In this online course, cartoonist Albert Monteys teaches you how to create comics with a focus on digital formats, from the computer screen to the mobile screen. He also gives you the tools to promote your work, based on his experience, so you can share it with the world.

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What will you learn in this online course?

26 lessons & 16 downloads

What is the digital comic?
6 minutes, 52 seconds
A world of formats
16 minutes, 22 seconds
Color on screen
5 minutes, 15 seconds
Infinite possibilities
6 minutes, 11 seconds
Analog materials
3 minutes, 43 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (274)
  • 5527 students
  • 26 lessons (3h 55m)
  • 16 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Based on your story, create, publish, and promote a short comic online—between one strip and four pages—and get your work out into the world.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, comic enthusiasts, with or without experience, and anyone who wants to explore graphic narrative and discover all the possibilities offered by different digital media.

Requirements and materials

It is essential to have a story to tell, and it's recommended that you have basic knowledge of drawing and use of Adobe Photoshop.

Regarding materials, you need a computer with the software installed, a pencil, markers, India ink, a paintbrush, a ruler, notebooks, drawing paper, and a scanner.


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Albert Monteys Homar

A course by Albert Monteys Homar

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Illustrator and Comic Book Writer

Albert Monteys is a Spanish cartoonist with more than 25 years of experience illustrating and writing comics. While starting out, he self-published his comics, which led him to collaborate for 18 years on the Spanish humor weekly El Jueves, a publication that he also directed for four years.

His passion for narratives led him to venture into the digital world, collaborating on the humor magazine Pride and Satisfaction and the science fiction comic UNIVERSO!

He has been nominated for the Eisner award at the 2016 Comic-Con, USA and won the award for Best National Comic at the Salón del Cómic de Barcelona, Spain in 2019.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course
  • U2

    Thinking about the digital medium, the idea for our comic

    • What is the digital comic?
    • A world of formats
    • Color on screen
    • Infinite possibilities
  • U3

    Analog and digital tools

    • Analog materials
    • Digital materials
    • Photoshop for comic cartoonists 1
    • Photoshop for comic cartoonists 2
  • U4

    What story to tell and how to do it

    • The medium and the message, what format do I choose?
    • Writing the story, what do we tell
    • Character design
    • Planning the story, how do we tell it?
  • U5

    Draw the comic

    • Acting for comics
    • Drawing at the service of reading 1
    • Drawing at the service of reading 2
    • Drawing at the service of reading 3
    • Digitizing the comic
    • Retouching and color 1
    • Retouching and color 2
    • Lettering, they are not just letters
  • U6

    Presenting your comic to the world

    • Leave your comic ready for the screen
    • Promotion
    • Living off the story
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to the comic in digital support, from creation to publication

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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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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Introduction to Digital Comic. Illustration course by Albert Monteys Homar

Introduction to Digital Comic

A course by Albert Monteys Homar
Illustrator and Comic Book Writer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (274)
  • 5527 students