By Michelle Tabares, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Let's Make a One Page Auto-Biographical Comic!

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Do you enjoy sharing personal experiences and connecting with others? Do you like writing and storytelling? Do you enjoy making comics or have always wanted to try it? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the class for you!

Auto-bio comics are a great way to explore cherished memories and important experiences in a visual way. They can do everything from helping bring perspective and clarity to major life events, provide catharsis to pain and share heartwarming funny moments with loved ones. Auto bio comics can be a  useful storytelling exercise for cartoonists, illustrators, writers, animators, fine artists and even film makers.  In this course, I break down my process for creating a one page auto-biographical comic (which can be viewed in the project section). I'll share with you tips on everything from coming up with memories to base your comic on, writing a script, laying out your comic page, penciling, inking and more!  This class will also include a lot of basic terminology used in the comic making process, so this is a great entry point for beginners of the comic-making process.

All music courtesy of DJ Quads:

Course overview - 10

  • Why Should You Make Auto-Bio Comics?

  • Choosing a Memory

  • Writing a Script

  • Planning the Page

  • Getting Started and Setting Up Your Frames

  • Lettering

  • Penciling

  • Inking

  • Coloring

  • Closing Thoughts

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Michelle Tabares
Michelle TabaresIllustrator and Cartoonist
I've studied a variety of different creative disciplines ranging from graphic design, creative writing and drawing, but at this time I mostly focus on comics and illustration at the classes you'll see from me are a reflection of that. I'm a big believer in harnessing inspiration from a variety of sources and in the importance of trying new things and pushing yourself artistically. The two things I love most about teaching others is how much I end up learning in the process and the other is the rewarding feeling that comes from helping other artists grow creatively. Non-art things I love with an undying passion include; drinking tea, absurdist humor, taking long walks, thrifting, caring for plants and sharing cute kitten photos with people I love.