ONLINE! Creating Webcomics 2

Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

Creating Webcomics 2 expands on concepts introduced during Creating a Webcomic From Start to Finish. Any comic ideas you’ve already begun to develop, Instructor, Carla Ventresca will work directly with students to establish the story’s premise and theme, the cast of characters, and the world this story takes place in.

Students will learn how to develop scripts with the option for both long form comics and short form. Scripting will play a significant role from which rough layouts will be developed. Once these foundations are established, students will design panels and pages to visually express these stories to best suit each comic’s theme. Towards the end of this workshop, students will explore options for finished artwork such as linework and brush art technique, color, and lettering. The goal of our workshop is to have finished pages of your comic.

Ages: 13+
Weekly Wednesday sessions begin July 13th at 10am EST via Google Meets.


Topics that will be covered:

  • Establish the story’s premise, characters, and world
  • Write story arcs and plot points
  • Script scenes that take place within the story’s events
  • Explore compositional styles to best tell your story
  • Design rough layouts of your comic pages
  • Experiment with different illustration styles to best express your story
  • Decide color palette and lettering style
  • Complete final artwork


This Webcomic workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Meetings / Hangouts. Students have the freedom to work digitally or traditionally! Sessions will be recorded and shared with students.


  • Digital Pen & Tablet
  • Drawing program you are familiar with


  • Thick, smooth paper (example: Bristol Board / Paper)
  • HB Graphite pencil or lighter grade of Graphite Pencil
  • A kneaded eraser
  • Two black artist pens (one thick, one thin)
  • A camera or scanner so you can share your artwork 

About the Instructor

Learn how to make a webcomic series with instructor Carla Ventresca! Join Max the Mutt's creating a webcomic series online workshop from start to finish on Saturdays!CARLA VENTRESCA is a syndicated comic strip cartoonist with over 20 years in the industry. Her comic strip “On a Claire Day” which she co-created with her husband was published in newspapers in the U.S. and in Canada. She was also one of the six women cartoonists for the comic “Six Chix” published in newspapers internationally. Carla also did cartoons for magazines Readers Digest and Parade Magazine and is a greeting card artist and writer with American Greetings/Carlton Cards. She’s been an artist all her life and can’t imagine doing anything else! She loves to share her passion for creating comics with her students and support them in pursuing their art. Carla is originally from the Philadelphia area in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

You can find more of Carla’s work here: &

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