Introduction to Comics & Graphic Novels

with artist and tutor Cécile Simonis

Sundays from 10.00am - 12.30pm

A Five Week Course: 

Sunday 19th January

Sunday 2nd February

Sunday 9th February

Sunday 1st March

Sunday 22nd March

13a Great King Street, EH3 6QW


Come and learn how to build and draw your own comics and graphic novels.


During this five week course,  you will learn how comics are made, get the chance to create your characters and build your own story visually. You don’t need to have an idea for a story before you start the class as you will be help from the very start of the process.


Complete beginners are welcome, as well as people with experience drawing their comics. Previous experience in learning drawing is desirable but not necessary: the most important thing is that you enjoy drawing and like comics and graphic novels. Any themes and styles are welcome and can be explored.

If you have time to do a bit of homework during the classes, it will speed up your work. But if not, you'll still be able to learn a lot from it. 

Join us for a lot of fun, imagination and invention!

Please note that this course is for adults (ages 17+)


Materials list:

  • A sketchbook (or a lot of cheap A4 photocopier paper)

  • 2 or 3 fine liners of different widths ( 0.1 and 0.5 and 0.8 for example)

  • A non photo blue pencil (Caran d’Ache) (Greyfriars art shop on Dundas St keep them in the back shop)

  • An eraser and a sharpener 

  • At least 6 sheets of A2 heavyweight cartridge paper 

  • Two round watercolour brushes ( one medium one big size such as a number 3 and number 8 or thereabouts. Synthetic ones such as the da Vinci with the bright green handles are fine)

  • A holder and a nib ( drawing, not calligraphy nibs, copperplate or post office).

  • A pot of Winsor & Newton waterproof Indian ink (with the spider on the packaging) 

  • A few sheets of tracing paper 

  • A few sheets of carbon paper

  • A brush pen - optional. ( The small Pentel with 2 cartridges are best)

And don't forget to bring your favourite comics and graphic novels with you!

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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971  |   07791 121313

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