Comics: Storytelling With Sequential Art

Gus Storms is a comic book creator/illustrator, originally graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He created the sci-fi/superhero serial EGOs (published on Image comics) and has since gone on to illustrate for publishers DC Comics, Image Comics, Black Mask, Soul Temple Records and Aftershock. He’s illustrated for companies such as Radisson Hotels and Sony Pictures and has been featured in the genre-art publications Spectrum and Fantasy+. A recent transplant to Seattle, he previously taught graduate-level comics at the New York Academy of Art.
6:00-9:00 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown
  • Sketchbook – any type
  • 300 series Strathmore (or equivalent) 14″ X 17″ Bristol Pad. Vellum or Plate
  • Triangle
  • Drafting Tape
  • Drafting Ruler 24’’ Clear
  • T Square, no less than 24”
  • Pencils, 4H to B
  • Colored Pencil, Non Repo-Blue
Learn the artistic components of comic-craft, focusing on the language, tools, and practice of sequential storytelling. We will cover comic methodology and theory with attention to layout and clarity in the individual panel, page design, and book setup; the importance of quick perspective and structural drawing from memory; comics in the digital world; coloring techniques; dynamism in figures and shot choice; working methods; and illustrative concision. You will be given a series of exploratory assignments designed to pinpoint common hurdles of the craft. The course will culminate in a long-form project set to mimic a real-world working environment.