Comic Book Writing 101

Storytelling through this popular medium began back in the early days of cave drawings and has evolved into modern day techniques including traditional, manga, and manhwa style comic books. You will explore these different styles in a 10 week class learning the basics of comic book writing, structure, plots, arcs, character development, dialogue, and sound effects. In the end you will have learned the foundation of strong comic book storytelling as well as completed an outline and plan for your own comic book.

If you’re excited to enter the world of creating comic books this is the place to begin.


This course is a pre-requisite for Comic Book Writing 201, Animation Writing 201 or TV Writing 201.


Registration is open now. Weeknight or Saturday class options available for this 10 week session. Step #3 includes opportunity to apply for financial aid or to sponsor someone.

1. Submit a writing sample and pay $25 evaluation fee. This is not the cost of the class, but a fee to review your writing for placement within the CEG writing program. *101 classes are the only classes that do not require a writing sample. Unsure of what to submit? Have questions? Feel free to contact us.

2. Wait for a confirmation on your placement within the CEG program. Our goal is to help you become the best you can be so it is important that you begin in the program with a solid foundation before moving on. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or for some reason didn’t hear back from us within 24 hours.

3. Apply for financial aid (if applicable).

4. Hold your spot by paying your COURSE FEE $400 for 10 week, 2 hours per week session. Payment plans are available.

Looking for professional help in bringing to life your story for production? Professional development and writing consultation is available with non-union or union writers and producers.  Please contact us for further information. Rates vary greatly depending on credits, and previous distribution of the CEG professional.