CLASSES 2015-2016

David Boller’s Virtual Comics School is one of the only comic teaching programs that shows you how to create sequential art from script to the final page in an organized fashion. VCS can also assist you in seeing your work published or finding a publisher. It’s not only a school but also a creative adviser that encompasses far more than just technical proficiency. Twice a year we will also publish an anthology book with the comics of our students.

Die Virtual Comic School is currently offering the following classes:

NEW!
Not sure yet if theVirtual Comics School is what you are looking for? Participate in our inexpensive try-out course. If you decide to continue we will deduct the try-out fee from your course costs. A truly great value.

TRY-OUT COURSE 1 (TC01)
You will receive 3 lessons with assignments. After completion of the assignments, David Boller will give you helpful tips about your work. Instructions are being supplied with the welcoming document.

We will talk about those subjects:
– Basis of narrative art
– Draw your own comic book character (manga, superhero, cartoon and more…) with instructions.
– Draw your own 3 panel comic strip.

Estimated time: 10-15 hours
Cost: $ 19.95

TRY-OUT COURSE 2 (TC02)
Same lesson plan like TC01. But it will contain a webinar with David Boller on Skype (ca. 30 minutes) to discuss your assignments and give you helpful tips.

Estimated time: 10-15 hours
Cost: $ 49.95

Beginner’s course (BC01)
Duration: 2 months / 8 weeks
Required weekly effort: ca. 5-10 hours
Requirements: None
Webinars: 5
Subjects: Narrative art basics. Development of characters and concepts. Basic drawing in various styles. Panel-breakdown for comic books. Foundation of storyboading and penciling. Introduction to inking with pen and ink and the PC.
Lesson schedule: You will follow a predefined lesson plan.

Costs: $ 385

or $ 192.50 a month

Advanced beginner’s course (BC02)
Duration: 3 months / 12 weeks
Required weekly effort: ca. 5-10 hours
Requirements: Completion of BC01 or portfolio review
Webinars: 8
Subjects: Narrative art basics. Development of characters and concepts. Basic drawing in various styles. Panel-breakdown for comic books. Foundation of storyboading and penciling. Introduction to inking with pen and ink and the PC. Introduction to lettering. Desktop graphics design for comic books. Possibility for print and digital publication.
Lesson schedule: You will follow a predefined lesson plan.

Cost: $ 520

or $ 175 per month

Advanced course (AC01)
Duration: 4 months / 16 weeks
Required weekly effort: ca. 10-15 hours
Requirements: Completion of BC02 or portfolio review
Webinars: 12
Subjects: Detailed narrative arts. Developments of complex characters and concepts. Panel breakdowns of your comic-story as a thumbnail-storyboard. Advanced composition. Detailed pencils and layouts. Inking with professional tools. Lettering and logo design. Desktop graphics design for comic books. Possibility for print and digital publication. Business-and marketing lessons.
Lesson schedule: You will follow a predefined lesson plan. But also working on your own comic book.

Cost: $ 785

or $ 200 per month
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Masterclass (MC01)
This is an intense mentoring/masterclass-program that can only be booked after an approved application. this class is meant for ambitious students with semi-professional aspirations. It will also teach you how to put together a publishable comic book as well as a portfolio for publishers.

Duration: 5 months / 20 weeks
Required weekly effort: ca. 10-15 hours
Requirements: Completion of AC01 or portfolio review
Webinars: 15
Schwerpunkte: Detailed narrative arts. Developments of complex characters and concepts. Panel breakdowns of your comic-story as a thumbnail-storyboard. Advanced composition. Detailed pencils and layouts. Inking with professional tools. Lettering and logo design. Desktop graphics design for comic books. Possibility for print and digital publication. Business-and marketing lessons. 20 years of knowledge and professional contacts are waiting for you.
Lesson schedule: You will follow a predefined lesson plan. But also working on your own comic book.

Cost: $ 1’150

oder $ 230 per month

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