CALLING ALL COMIC BOOK FANS! Have you seen your favorite superhero on the big screen? Have you always dreamed of creating your very own comic book? Well grab your pencils and paper...because we have something special for you. Professional comic book artist D. Michael Watkins will be teaching a monthly class on how to create comics. Through out the course Michael will teach you the basics on art, storytelling, perspective, anatomy, and creating visually dynamic characters. This class is for all ages and experience levels. Cost is $10/members and $15/non-members per class.
The first class will be July 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please pre-register by contact the Centre at (276) 957-5757. A syllabus of the full series will be emailed to everyone upon registration. For questions regarding what will be included in the series, please contact the instructor through the Art of D. Michael Watkins Facebook page.
D. Michael Watkins is the founder and owner of Highburn Studios. He's also the guy underneath that shiny cowboy hat you see at most cons. Michael received his lucky break on FEMME-NOIR with Joe Staton and has since went on to work for Marvel,DC, Image, Dynamite, Dark Horse , Upper Deck, as well as his creator owned project GUARDIANS. You've seen his work on titles such as SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, TRANSFORMERS, IRON MAN, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, PANTHA, VILLAINS SUPREME, and you can see him on film in the blockbuster movie THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.
Outside of comics, Michael is a Voice Actor with roles for Marvel and Disney voicing the characters of: Venom, Scorpion, Mole Man, and Magneto.
Michael is also an avid Martial Artist, studying Hak Dari Shon Hap Ki Do, Kenpo. and several other styles for over 30 years.