Comic Book Crash Course

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Ever wanted to make a comic book?  This course is for the student who has always wanted to be Stan Lee or Jack Kirby.  Learn the ins and outs on how to write, pencil, ink, and letter a comic book.  Learn from Sedona-based comic book artist/cartoonist, Jan Marc “The Janimal” Quisumbing, former art director with New York City-based comic book publisher Pronto Comics and current president of the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association, and from DC and Marvel Comics veteran, Dave Beaty, whose credits include Justice League, Batman Incorporated, Wonder Woman, and X-Men.

The end goal will be for students to produce a fully drawn page of sequential art.  Open to all kids 12-15 years old.

Jan Marc

Jan Marc

The Janimal is a Jersey tomato roasting in the Arizona sun.  Jan Marc is a graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (NJ).  He works and resides in Sedona.

The president of the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association (NAZCA), he splits his time between creating and drawing comics with hosting drawing classes for kids at local libraries in the Verde Valley and being a father and husband.  He is the volunteer coordinator for the Cottonwood Public Library’s Verde Valley Comic Expo.

His work can be seen at and on Facebook (The Janimal Draws).  lnstagram (thejanimaldraws) and Twitter (@janimaltweets).  He has 2 cats.

All materials included!

Cancellation Policy

Registration Information:

Each student must register individually.   Students may enroll online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn (M-F, 9-5).

Cancellation Policy:

Student may cancel or transfer up to 7 days before the first day of class for a 15% fee.  There are no refunds after the 7-day cut-off date.  The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control.  If the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the class for any reason, all fees paid will be refunded in full.