Create Your Own Comic or Graphic Novel

Ever wanted to illustrate your own story, but had no idea where to even begin…? Curious about what goes into publishing your comic or graphic novel?

Michael K. Lyman, whose own graphic novel Dark Office will be published this year, has created this fun, innovative class that takes you through every step, which will soon be available online! Watch the first video of the course to learn more!

For more information, email or call/text 727-492-0135

Create your very own 5-panel comic or graphic novel the EASY way with this fun class! Students learn each step of the process, from creating a character, planning a story and working with panels, to penciling and inking. The instructor helps each student along the way with additional information and resources, and best of all, being a master artist is NOT required!

An added bonus: each student receives a FREE e-book written by the instructor that provides more information about each step. When the course is over, students will know how to create a comic or graphic novel of any length they desire! The emphasis is on keeping it simple: each step is easy to understand, with lots of examples, and a focus on moving from one step to the other in order to avoid getting bogged down. There will be supplementary resources available, as well as the e-book written by the instructor that provides more in-depth information as needed. If you’re looking for an easy way to learn the process, this is it!

Students should have an interest in creating a comic-type story, an intermediate skill in drawing, and be prepared to work on their projects between chapters. To help students along the way, templates, visual examples, and online resources will be made available by the instructor. 

To get the ball rolling, students are asked to fill out a simple worksheet so they are prepared when the class begins; click on the image below to access it.

My Character Needs/Primary Motivation:

⭅Find something he/she is missing
⭅Escape escape from a situation
⭅Solve a mystery
⭅Defeat an enemy/overcome a challenge/gain revenge
⭅React to a situation/change in his/her environment

My Character’s Personality:

Visit this link for list of positive, neutral, negative personality traits

The Obstacles My Character Faces

⭅Someone/something trying to stop him/her
⭅The character’s inner fear of failure/rejection/death
⭅Physical limitations (blindness, physical weakness, etc)
⭅Social pressure from friends, community, government

By the end of my story the character will have:

⭅Obtained the object of his/her quest
⭅Achieved inner peace, maturity
⭅Gotten revenge
⭅Achieved nothing