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Comics: Art in Relationship

California College of the Arts via Kadenze


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.

Taught by

Matt Silady


4.6 rating, based on 15 Class Central reviews

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  • This was one of the best courses I've ever taken. The main thing I enjoyed was having a lot of freedom to be imaginative and create comics in my own way. Plus, there's no pressure to be perfect but I still learned a lot about myself as an artist and about creating comics. I completely recommend this course to anyone who enjoys expressing themselves creatively, loves comics, and wants to learn how to create comics for any reason.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I never thought this could be taught online and was very skeptical. BUT it proved to be an amazing experience and working with students from all over the world was amazing!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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. 
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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.
  • Anonymous
    I took this course 5 years ago with no artistic skill whatsoever. Now I make comics every day. Try the course, it's easier than you think!
  • Alex Leslie Combs completed this course.

    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!
  • Aleksandre Khukhunashvili

    Aleksandre Khukhunashvili completed this course.

    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
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I loved this course. Every thing is very well explained and exemplified.
    Al l lectures were long enough and straight to the point.
    Exercises were challenging and interesting.
    Just a note for improvement: some direct feedback from the teacher would be highly appreciated!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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
  • Kate

    Kate completed this course.

    It was wonderful course. It really help me to understand comics. I learned so much in such short amount of time . Very recommended to everyone connected with art of comics
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Great course and well-presented videos! I've been doing comics for quite a while and while much of it is familiar, I still learned some new things. Pacing is good and it covers most of the basics.
  • Nahum Farchi

    Nahum Farchi is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    This course is really good. The explanations are clear, the excercises are helpful. I feel like I learned a lot and I didn't even finish it yet.
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