If you need a little deadline action and feedback, this Summer I will be teaching a couple classes, one at SVA and one at Parsons. I am also expecting a baby girl in September, so this will be my last teaching stint for a little while. Here's the info about the SVA class that I am team teaching with the great Tom Hart:
"Intended for artists who are currently working on their own material, this intensive course will begin with a review of thumbnails and story notes. We will help you in determining objectives, creative goals and choosing a project, as well as refining skills and fine-tuning your visual storytelling. You may work on new projects or sections of larger works such as graphic novels, serialized comics and webcomics. Guest lecturers will discuss their work practices, including time management, budgeting and publishing. The course will conclude with a group critique, and will focus on narrative structure, pacing and rhythm, choices in style and technique, and practical suggestions for working more efficiently. There are no course prerequisites; students are expected to have a working knowledge of the techniques, materials and language of comics. NOTE: This class meets for 3 sessions: Sat., June 13, July 18, and August 29."
Here's the Parsons info. This class now has 12 sessions.
Cartooning PCFA1041 A 12 session(s). Tues & Thurs, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM, beg. June 9.
"Limited to 16. Cartooning is an often overlooked art form. It combines drawing, graphic art, and writing to create completely unique narratives on any imaginable theme. In this course you study and create all forms of cartooning, from the single-panel gag to the graphic novel. You read work from Charles Addams to Osamu Tezuka to Robert Crumb to Chris Ware. Learn how to develop, pencil, design, and ink your stories. Use computer programs to lay out, color, and edit your work for printing. Students with ambitious longer projects receive technical assistance and guidance. No previous experience required. (2 credits)"
And here's some websites and work of some of my old students:
Also here's Michael Paige Glover: