COMIC BOOK SCRIPTWRITING & ILLUSTRATION
COMIC BOOK BASICS FOR WRITERS & ARTISTS

COMIC BOOK COURSES FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Are you a writer who wants to write comic scripts but you’re not sure how to begin? Or a comic book artist who wants to write stories for the characters you draw? Or are you simply someone who’s always wanted to have a go at writing or illustrating your own graphic novel for the fun of it? Our 10-class courses in comic book writing and illustration for ages 12+ will help you understand the medium, expose you to some of today’s most important writers, and give you the tools you need to write or illustrate your own script. 

You'll also learn to:

  • use the medium and its components to tell your story
  • distribute your storytelling effectively between art and text
  • create engaging characters
  • write dialogue that works in comics
  • structure stories effectively

IMPORTANT: COMIC BOOK WRITING COURSES ARE SEPARATE FROM COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION COURSES. IF YOU REGISTER FOR A COMIC BOOK SCRIPTWRITING COURSE, YOU WILL NOT BE DRAWING.


THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT

All comic book writers and illustrators who complete a comic book course at Write CY will have the opportunity to participate in the Comic Book Project.

 
 

OUR NEXT COURSES

If you'd like to learn how to write or draw a comic book, fill out the form and we'll be in touch. Please indicate your age and language preference.


IMPORTANT INFO

Our comic book courses are suitable for ages 12 and up and are offered in English and Greek. For comic book illustration, participants should have basic drawing skills. If you're not sure which course is right for you, please contact us. See our student discounts below. 

PLEASE NOTE: Comic book writing courses are separate from comic book illustration courses. If you register for a comic book writing course, you will not be expected to draw.

 
COMIC BOOK WRITING FOR TEENS
Instructor: Antonis Bargilly
Course starts: TBA
Weeks: 10
When: TBA
Where: Write CY
Cost: €150
COMIC BOOK WRITING FOR ADULTS
Instructor: Chris Demetriou
Course starts: Jan 18, 2017
Weeks: 10
When: Wednesday 18:00-20:00
Where: Write CY
Cost: €200 *
COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Instructor: Stella Violari
Where: The Art Hub

If you're interested in attending a Comic Book Illustration course, contact The Art Hub.

* PAYABLE IN TWO INSTALLMENTS OF €100. RETIREES & STUDENTS WITH A VALID ID ARE ENTITLED TO A 25% DISCOUNT.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

ANTONIS BARGILLY | SCRIPTWRITING

Antonis has been storytelling since childhood. Even as he became a professional musician and composer, he continued to tell stories (albeit a lot of them would be told with sounds rather than words), and use different means to craft them. Along with his friend, Antonis Aristodemou, he opened Ant Comics, the first comics shop in Cyprus, almost a decade ago. It was during this period that he founded the Cyprus Comic Society, a 2-year project that brought local writers and comics artists together. He studied education and has over 20 years of experience teaching in different disciplines and to all ages and group sizes. At Write CY, he is bringing everything together—comics, teaching and storytelling—in his unique Comics Writing class. (Well, everything minus the music, obviously.)

CHRIS DEMETRIOU | SCRIPTWRITING

Chris proclaims a passion for stories of all types and genres (hey, we don’t discriminate around here!), and is always on the lookout for a good twist. When not writing stories, he enjoys contemplating the ceiling (he says it helps with creativity, or something), winning every single board game ever thanks to his ridiculously unbelievable luck with the dice, and munching on whatever’s left in the fridge. He’s one half of Copper Mouflon, an indie comic book publisher based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

STELLA VIOLARI | ILLUSTRATION

Stella studied illustration in the UK and recently finished her MA in lovely and sunny Cyprus. She’s been in love with drawing ever since she could hold a pencil (proof: her mother cries every time someone mentions “white walls” at home) and she’s über passionate about games (though she can’t beat Chris at board games), comics, anime, cartoons, and movies. In short: if it comes on a screen, she’ll take it. She’s the other half of the indie comic book publisher Copper Mouflon.


ABOUT WRITE CY

WRITE CY is a Nicosia-based creative space dedicated to creative writing and community storytelling. We're passionate about opening up the creative writing experience to the public. We also host and organize community-sourced events and projects like the Comic Book Project and our monthly Open Mic Nights at Prozak Kafeneio.