Comics & the Graphic Novel

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

Course Details
$249 2 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 11, 7:00pm - Dec 16, 9:00pm (6 sessions)

Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
Room: S371, 3rd Fl, S Bldg
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Josh Bayer

What you'll learn in this comic book writing class:

Learn the fundamentals of creating comic strips, graphic novels and cartoons in this class for writers and artists.

Discover how to create a strong, compelling storyline, how to create characters and illustrate body language and facial expression, how to match words and pictures. Working in small groups to enable each student to receive individual attention, we'll cover basic drawing and storytelling techniques, and will reference a broad range of comic book styles. No drawing experience necessary.

Supply List:
If you prefer, you can wait to get the inking supplies after the first day demo, just come in on the first day with paper and pencil.
  • Pencils, a standard HB pencil, some hard pencils, such as a 2h, a 3h or a 4h. (Pencils are numbered on the side)
  • Waterproof Black Ink, (no Higgens please. Suggestions: Yasutomo, FW, Doc Martin, Speedball Ultra Black)
  • One Speedball Sketching Nib Set (also called “mapping” nibs) (These come with black long black holder and a shorter brown pen holder pith multiple nib sizes)
  • Cheap nylon watercolor brushes. Variety pack of brushes. Brushes should come to a point, be short handled and sized anywhere between .005 and 7.
  • Sketchpad, (Suggestions: Bristol Plate Surface, Aquabees Multi Media pad or Fabriano smooth)
  • Squeezable Whiteout pen or standard Whiteout

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Refund Policy
Refund Policies:
92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.
There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.
If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.
Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:
  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.
To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.
Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Josh Bayer 6 $249
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Nov 18 7:00pm - 9:00pm Josh Bayer
Mon, Nov 25 7:00pm - 9:00pm Josh Bayer
Mon, Dec 02 7:00pm - 9:00pm Josh Bayer
Mon, Dec 09 7:00pm - 9:00pm Josh Bayer
Mon, Dec 16 7:00pm - 9:00pm Josh Bayer

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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (542)

(542 Reviews)
Comics & the Graphic Novel
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/17/2019
Took the class not knowing what to expect & it turned out much much better than I expected. Josh is a great, patient teacher even with those who do not have much artistic skill. I will probably take this course again as a refresher when I have time in the future.
Comics & the Graphic Novel
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/19/2017
I really enjoyed this class! Josh is a great teacher - not only very knowledgeable about comics and drawing basics, but also very experienced as a teacher of art. We had several people who had taken the class two or three times, so we had a range of artistic ability, but Josh works with you on the level you're at and helps you improve regardless of whether it's your first time drawing or you're very experienced. The weekly assignments aren't a huge load and really help you practice what you learn each week. I had a lot of fun in the class, too -- I went in knowing very little about the American comics tradition and learned so much different artists and their various comic styles. I'd highly recommend taking this class with Josh!
Comics & the Graphic Novel
Reviewed by Michelle D. on 6/10/2019
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