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Creating Comics: Telling Your Visual Story


Jeff Butler has had a long career as an illustrator, cartoonist, comic book and video game artist. Among his comics credits, Jeff co-created The Badger with Mike Baron and helped return The Green Hornet to comic books.  He was a member of the famous TSR, Inc. art department, illustrating Dungeons & Dragons, DragonLance and...

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Course Starts

March 18, 2022

Course Time (CST)

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Course Type


Course Ends

May 13, 2022

Course Cost


^^^ The course does not meet on March 25, 2021 ^^^

Do you love comics? We all have stories to tell: from fiction to fantasy to autobiography and beyond. Have you ever wanted to tell stories with words and pictures? Here’s your chance to learn from a pro and rekindle your excitement and enthusiasm for creative expression. Join Jeff Butler for a lively introduction to the craft of visual storytelling. We’ll explore basic tools and techniques of the cartoonist, including page design, shot types, staging, and lettering, while developing our own “visual voice” by creating short comic stories. 

The course will demystify the process of making comics and inspire participants to continue creating their own visual stories long after the class is over. Some work outside of class will be encouraged. 


SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail Digital Services Manager Matt Rezin.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to receive your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.

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