Proko, a website dedicated to providing artists with lively and useful art instruction videos, has collaborated with Marvel Comics for the brand-new “Marvel’s The Art of Storytelling” course. Coming July 12th, the course is designed to help aspiring comic book creators understand what goes into making a truly marvelous comic with the aid of top Marvel professionals.
Marvel’s been delighting fans all over the world since 1939 with their timeless stories centered around bold heroes captured in breathtaking art and mesmerizing words. Now, Marvel has teamed up with Proko to pass down their collective knowledge to eager students through a comprehensive course intent on strengthening their storytelling skills to enable them to tell their own comics.
“Marvel’s The Art of Storytelling” is split into 9 lesson groups, covering essential topics such as scriptwriting, thumbnailing, character design, and coloring. Students will gain hands-on experience and valuable insights from seasoned Marvel artists and storytellers.
Lessons will be taught by the following Marvel artists:
- Mark Morales – Inking
- Alitha Martinez – Poses, Acting, and Performance
- Mike Hawthorne – Basics of Cinematography and Perspective
- Matt Wilson – Coloring for Comics
- Daniel Warren Johnson – Environments
- Jim Zub – Storytelling and Story Structure
- Erik Gist – Comic Covers
- Ryan Benjamin – Penciling
- Sanford Greene – Character design bonus, Team design, and Action
- Aaron Conley – Page and Panel composition
It’s a wholly unique collaboration where experts from the comics industry are teaching students in the ways that made them iconic. Proko and Marvel fuse their individual strengths into a transformative experience that encompasses Marvel’s magnificent storytelling with Proko’s informative art education to allow anyone interested in the comic book industry. Or who just wants to be able to do their own stories justice, the ability to tell captivating stories with their art!
Stan Prokopenko, the founder of Proko, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, saying, “It’s been great to work with Marvel Comics on this course. This is the first time our students can utilize such compelling characters and stories and it really makes this course unique and special. Teaming up with their artists has let us make something unlike we’ve ever done before. Getting so many professionals in the industry to the Proko Studio has meant we could cover more than what a single instructor could bring to the table. I think it’ll really help our students make better art and better comics that will give artists the chance to bring their own stories and comics to life.”
You can now sign up for “Marvel’s The Art of Storytelling” and save 20% during the presale period. The first lesson will be released on Wednesday, July 12th. To learn more about the course, just visit here.