Writing comic books isn't easy. Not if you want to write good ones, anyway. Arjun Raj Gaind - who leads this comic writing course - is a master of this art form. He's been writing comics (graphic novels) since 2007. He has worked with & published comics in association with Virgin Comics, Liquid Comics and now Graphic India. He learned to write comics from Mackenzie Cadenhead from Marvel Comics and Mariah Huehner from Vertigo. All panels on this page - including the one above - are from graphic novels Arjun has written and published.
We're now accepting applications for our Comic Writing Course led by Arjun. This residential Masterclass will be held over 3 days at the Himalayan Writing Retreat. We'll only accept ten applicants.
This masterclass is for intermediate - advanced writers. If you're new to writing and need to learn the basics, please start with our Creative Writing Workshop first. Click here for details.
In this Comic writing course we'll start with the origins of the craft. We then dive deep and examine the numerous choices and tools available to the creator of a graphic novel. We try them out. Over three days, each participant tries to create a unique piece of content. In that process we experiment, make mistakes & learn. Most importantly, we do.
The detailed three-day program of the comic writing course will follow shortly.
The Masterclass Teacher
Arjun Raj Gaind is the creator and author of several critically acclaimed, best-selling graphic novels, including Empire of Blood, Reincarnation Man, The Mighty Yeti, Project: Kalki, The Eagle and the Serpent, Blade of the Warrior: Kshatriya, and A Brief History of Death.
Arjun is also the author of the novels ‘A Very Pukka Murder’, ‘Death at the Durbar’ and 'The Missing Memsahib", which are the first three in the critically acclaimed, best-selling 'Maharaja Mystery Series' published by Harper Collins India and Poisoned Pen Press America. Additionally, he serves as the editor of 'Third Eye', an anthology of contemporary Indian Speculative Fiction.
If you're a newbie, start with the basics. Check out out our Creative Writing Workshop, click here.
When: June 9-13, 2021
Arrive on June 9th. Chill. Enjoy the views. Get to know Arjun and your fellow participants. Over the next three days, learn & do. Leave on June 13th after a relaxed breakfast.
While you're here, walk in the wilderness, sit (and sing) around the fire, gaze at the stars. Your eyes feast on the magnificent Himalayan dusks and dawns, your ears on the live birdsong concert, your lungs on clean crisp mountain air, and your taste buds on the delectable, homely fare we're rated 5/5 for.
Where: The Himalayan Writing Retreat, Satkhol Village. Uttarakhand - 263138 (India). Details here.
How much : INR 32,000 (3 days, 4 nights of learning, twin-sharing stay, food and taxes). Click here for our Cancellation Policy.
Note: If haven't been vaccinated yet, an RTPCR Covid test is required. If you have had the vaccination, please bring the proof. Single occupancy is subject to availability at an additional cost of 8k. If single occupancy is a prerequisite (e.g. if you snore loudly, have sleep apnea or talk gibberish in your sleep) then please mention it clearly in the application.
How to attend : Click on the "APPLY NOW" link below and fill out the application form. Make sure you have a writing sample handy. If accepted, you can pay and block your spot.
Email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +91 -73035-16665
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