Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds NARRATOR: Come and join us on Infinite Canvas and explore the history, the theory, and the practise of digital comics. Bring your ideas to life and reach audiences from all over the world. Join us and start your digital comics adventure.
Weekly study4 hours
Making and Understanding Web Comics
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Develop your visual design skills and create an original web comic in any style
Web comics have the power to digitally reach audiences all over the world. On this course, you will learn how to communicate meaning to others and create a web comic of your own, in your choice of genre like humour or superhero.
You will build your knowledge of the theory of comics and the basics of digital comic creation. You will receive guidance on how to use software to create comics online and engage with videos, case studies, and content from renowned comic creators. Learn with the University of Dundee, who has a rich history and reputation as a centre for comic production.
- Planning and creation of digital comics.
- History and theory of comics.
- Guidelines on the use of relevant software.
- Interactive storytelling.
- Case studies on communicating through comics.
- Participants can create comics in any genre (such as the superhero, humour, autobiography and others), and the course coordinators will provide examples of titles in these genres.
- Drawing on expertise based at the University of Dundee, case studies will include adaptations of literature to comics, healthcare and graphic medicine, science communication, and graphic justice.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the history of web comics
- Design your own web comic
- Develop your thoughts and ideas on lettering, inking and colouring in web comics
- Apply existing software and tools to develop a comic
- Improve your knowledge of the theory of comics and digital comic creation
- Engage in interactive storytelling and communicate through comics
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in the history and creation of web comics, including visual artists and comic readers. It’s also relevant to researchers working in literature or the arts and people looking to build their digital software skills.