Character Design For Comics and Graphic Novels

This class will provide students with the tools to visually conceive striking and iconic characters for comic/ sequential art projects. Students will be walked through the process of rough concepts/sketches , to final designs and ultimately finished illustrations spotlighting the characters they've created, with their instructor also participating in the assignments.

Week 1 - Into to Character design/ Begin brainstorming characters/ Concepting

Week 2 - Refining concept sketches into final designs

Week 3 - Critiquing/ Tweaking Final Designs

Week 4 - Exploring great character illustration/ Discussion of setting and action in relation to character/ preparation for final illustration

Week 5 - Assess preliminary sketches for final illustrations

Week 6 - Critique final illustrations


Instructor: Thomas John Carlson

Fee: $325.00

Location: 29 McWilliams Place, DTJC (corner of 9th street and McWilliams) Northeast side of Hamilton Park

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