Comics & the Graphic Novel

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Course Details
$190 2 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Aug 19, 7:00pm - Sep 02, 9:30pm Eastern Time (3 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Josh Bayer

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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:
There will be a demo of all materials and an expanded list available in the first day of class. For the first class please have the following:

• HB Pencil
• Drawing paper (Any plain or lightly colored paper, no newsprint)
• Felt Tip Pen, (Recommended: Tombow, Kuretake or Micron Ink pen)

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

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.


Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer 3 $190
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Aug 26 7:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer
Thu, Sep 02 7:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer

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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (870)

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Comics & the Graphic Novel
Reviewed by Kathie C. on 10/13/2020
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 Cole I. on 11/12/2020
Comics & the Graphic Novel
Reviewed by Elana S. on 12/22/2019
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