This course is designed for people who might want to create comics they have an idea for, have already written, or wish to otherwise bring up from a script and thumbnails. Beginning to advanced cartoonists will explore the fundamental principles of cartooning, from a formal analysis of how the aesthetics of a comics construction can help to promote its content, and how to take your readers on an experiential journey. All areas of cartooning craft and writing will be covered, from page and panel layout and composition to inking and drawing skills to constructing a narrative. Each week a page of your comic will be critiqued, along with the previous week's page in finished form. At the end of the course you will self-publish (and we will critique) a finished 10-page comic as a "mini comic" that can be used to promote the work to publishers and other creators, at comic conventions, and more.