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Tac au Tac

From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, Jean Frappat presented a show that was a joy to watch, Tac au Tac. Based on the concept of exquisite corpses so dear to the surrealists, the show generally set up two, three or even four cartoonists to compete in a friendly drawing match. The concept was simple, efficient, […]

CWCC 2017 Final Results

Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2017 Winners Congratulations to all who created and submitted work for this contest. We really enjoyed reading each and every work. ———————————————————– FIRST PLACE – Weeklong Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency ($500 value) Sienna Cittadino – Girl’s Bathroom ——————————————————— SECOND PLACE – $250 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics Chris Kohler – Living Room ——————————————————– THIRD PLACE […]

CWCC 2017 Final Entries List

Here is the complete list of comics that were entered into the Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2017. Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners will be announced shortly (updated Sept. 7th 2017 at midnight EST) A Period Of Transition by Phillip Dokes Allen by Doctopmaru (disqualified) Are You Ready by G.R. Lear Awash by John Hexer […]

Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2017

thee SANTORO CORRESPONDENCE COURSE and thee Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency presents thee COMICS WORKBOOK COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2017 ———————————————————————————————— 1st place  – A week-long Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency (valued at $500 – travel and expenses not included) 2nd place – $250 credit at Copacetic Comics 3rd place  – $100 credit at Copacetic Comics plus four $50 […]

Quick Guide to Frank Santoro’s Grid Theories

On The Comics Journal, the Layout Workbook Series (from 2011): Layout Workbook 1 Layout Workbook 2 Layout Workbook 3 Layout Workbook 4 This is the one where I first laid a grid on Tintin pages and people lost their minds. Layout Workbook 5 Layout Workbook 6 I get into Poussin in this one. Layout Workbook 7 Layout […]

Thee Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers

Hi, Frank Santoro here! I’ve been teaching my comics correspondence course since 2011. You will never meet someone as enthusiastic about comics as me. I’m a good coach. The course is 8 weeks – I run several semesters a year but I will work with you if you want to start the course between semesters. 500 […]

Comics Workbook – All About It!

Testing a new type of learning institution for comic book making. Commodity form as community form. Comics Workbook is a training school and residency program based in Pittsburgh, PA. It is an online correspondence course, and an international network of cartoonists. It is a world-wide composition competition, monthly comics salons, daily news blasts, backyard masterclasses, and […]

Frank Santoro @ SPX 2016

SPX – September 17th 2016 Exerpts from the workshop with Cameron Weston Nicholson and Frank Santoro Filmed and edited by Tyler Q Tucker and Sally Ingraham (Watch the rest of the workshop footage HERE.)

LICAF 2016 master workshop post

test thee Comics Workbook crew from the USA Aidan Koch, Frank Santoro, and Connor Willumsen at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016 presentation notes and videos During this presentation I will be referring to this master blog post – please open it in a separate window: http://coldheatcomics.blogspot.com/2015/02/notes-for-comics-symposium.html ================================ Watch these videos later – ================================ […]

Comics Workbook Composition Competition Entries (2016)

You can find the rules for this years competition here. This is list is now finalized. Last updated 8 PM 8/31/2016
Quick note: including Disqualified entries, 2016 had almost as many entries as 2013, 2014and 2015 combined.
Disqualified entries are marked as such.