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Thursday October 4, 2012 9:40 pm

MoCCA: How To Draw Comics The Jamal Igle Way!




Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, DC Comics

Molly Danger

If you wanted to draw comics for a living (or just learn to draw better), you should try to find a comic art course with an excellent instructor to give you tips not just on drawing but on the business. Oh, wait, I found that for you.

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) at The Society of Illustrators in New York City has announced a new program, coordinated by my pal Danny Fingeroth. It’s called “Penciling for Comics, Intermediate Level” and the instructor is a great artist: Jamal Igle.

Jamal is not just a working professional with a long list of credits (especially at DC where he was under an exclusive contract for quite a while), he’s also an indy creator who Kickstarted his own graphic novel, Molly Danger, into getting fully funded. He knows his stuff.

Also, I’ve met him a bunch of times and he’s a really nice guy - the kind of guy you’d want to hang out with and have teach you a thing or 300 about comics.

Here’s the course description: “You’ve learned the basics of comics penciling: telling a story in narrative pictures, drawing a person who looks the same from one panel to the next, drawing a horse that looks something like a horse, knowing enough about perspective to fake it. Now, award-winning comics artist and inspiring instructor Jamal Igle will show you how to take your sequential art skills to the next level, improving your technical abilities so that you can express your own personality through your art, and also satisfy the needs of a client (even when the “client” is yourself). The course will combine lectures and demonstrations, exercises in class, at-home assignments, and critiques from the instructor.”

The course is going to run on Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. If you register by October 8, you get a discount.

Go, learn and have some fun!

[Artwork: Molly Danger, © Jamal Igle]

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