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In a world where Holidays are real it's up to teenager Tegan Cassidy to stop a war that began with the death of Santa Claus. Read more

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In a world where Holidays are real it's up to teenager Tegan Cassidy to stop a war that began with the death of Santa Claus.

Ocean City, MD Comics
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New $200 Pledge Level - Online Writing Course!

We are offering a new pledge level.

  • ONLINE CLASS - For $200 you can participate in "Intro to Comics Writing," a six week online course taught by Scott. The course will be modeled after the class he teaches at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. This pledge level also includes all previous rewards (add $10 for international shipping).

One of my day jobs is working as a college professor. This past semester I taught an "Elements of Cartooning" class, which focused heavily on writing. I thought it would be a fun treat to offer you guys the same kind one on one work that I give my students.

To give you an idea of the kind of stuff I would cover in the class checkout some of my posts at MakingComics.com.

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    1. Creator Scott King on May 2, 2012

      It's your money. If you want to give a spot to a friend in either the online writing course, supporting character spot, or even the background character spot... that's up to you. We are more than happy to work with you on that.

    2. Creator Trevor on May 2, 2012

      I'm somewhat interested in it, but really only as a writing class. However, I will ask this-would it be possible for me to give that spot to another backer or friend if they wanted it more? I've already had a friend of mine call me 'lucky' for this opportunity. (And was then called several not-so-nice things by him when I pointed out he could have the same opportunity if he made his wallet cry.)

    3. Creator Scott King on May 1, 2012

      How I run the course will depend on how many people sign up. If there are only 2 or 3 people it will most likely be a full one on one thing. If there are 5 to 10 people I'll probably do a live lecture via Skype. I'll record the lecture and re-post it (on a password protected website) for anyone who couldn't attend the live lecture.

      My plan is that with each lecture you'll be given an assignment. There will be no grading so whether an individual does the assignment that's up to them. However in a situation like this, feedback is important. As both a teacher and experienced story editor I can help you brainstorm or bounce ideas on solving a problem and it's that interaction that makes something like this more valuable then simple buying & reading a book about writing. So although I dont' like giving "homework" I honestly feel it's necessary.

    4. Creator Chip & Katie on May 1, 2012

      This sounds so tempting...but, I work kind of random hours, would this be something that would be downloadable/viewable at any point during the 6 weeks or would it be scheduled to certain times? And, would there be 'homework' due? Thanks!