Art of Inking Comics with Jim Higgins – Jan 26 – Mar 2 7PM-10PM $240.00

Drawing is an essential skill for many types of art, especially comics. For many artists and illustrators, getting all your work done in pencil is only part of the process. To print it, they want it to look solid and be in some kind of final form. The way that’s been accomplished throughout history is to go over it with some kind of ink. Or as it’s usually said, to ink it.

In this six-week class, you’ll learn various different techniques to ink either your artwork or the work of others. You’ll learn how to use various types of brushes and India ink, dip pens with different types of nibs, and an array of disposable pens and brush pens that can often mimic the effects done with those other traditional tools, but with less mess and less maintenance. The art of inking is not something taught very often, even in art schools. But we’ll teach you the ropes here.
We’ll be at The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Headquarters located at 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

The workshop is led by Jim Higgins, who has been a writer and editor in the comics business for 20 years. He has done screenwriting and been a comics consultant for films and TV. He was an editor and assistant editor at DC Comics in the Paradox Press division (The Big Book of Grimm, Hoaxes, and the ’70s, plus the graphic novels A History of Violence, Road to Perdition,and Stuck Rubber Baby), and is the editor and publisher of New Thing, an international anthology of short comics stories. He taught comic book storytelling for eight years at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and cinema studies at The City University of New York for four and a half years. He teaches or has taught classes on writing and drawing comics at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), UCLA Extension Program, Cal State Northridge, and at Otis College of Art and Design. He created the long-running comic book writing and drawing program Meltdown University at Meltdown Comics.

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