Create Your Own 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 has been published on Amazon’s Comixology platform, 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 727-492-0135

Students who sign up for the class receive access to a free e-book created specifically for students of this class! What will be covered?

Chapter 1 – About the Course
Chapter 2 – Getting Started
Chapter 3 – Story and Word Building
Chapter 4 – Characters
Chapter 5 – Scripts and Camera Angles
Chapter 6 – Drawing Your Graphic Novel
Chapter 7 – Publishing Your Graphic Novel
Chapter 8 – Final Thoughts

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

The course was filmed in several environments to make it fun and entertaining, with fun, scrolling end credits:

 This video presentation has hopefully useful information in the various steps involved with planning a graphic novel; a lot of what is in this video will be discussed in class

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