Comic Book Camp Advanced Students

In our Advanced Comic Book Camp, you'll work on fine-tuning your drawing technique and develop your inking skills. This summer we will introduce lessons on making work digitally, and touching up traditional drawings with digital media. The class will explore more complex ways to design characters, write dialogue, choose dynamic angles, and develop a storyline. You'll participate in guided drawing activities and critiques, designed to hone your technical and critical thinking skills. Each day you will have time for a final project of your own creation. The teacher and assistant, both with years of drawing and comic experience, will video-chat students one-on-one, and guide smaller group chats to make sure each student gets quality individual feedback on their project. See the prerequisite section below to find out if this camp is appropriate for you!

Ages: 13-17

Course Date Info:

Online camp will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day


Camp - $400

This course is designed for students who have several years of experience in structured art or drawing classes, or who have attended at least two years of our beginning and intermediate Comic Book camp. Students in this camp tend to be serious about their drawing and focused on their work; students with a more general interest in comic book art are encouraged to sign up for Comic Book 1: Beginning and Intermediate.


Phil Jasen graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.F.A in Drawing/Printmaking and from the University of Georgia with a M.F.A in Printmaking. He has been at the University of Georgia for the last six years, teaching foundations drawing, intermediate drawing, and figure drawing. His work is regularly exhibited and seen in venues such as; the Lyndon House Arts Center (Athens), Museum of Contemporary Art Expansion (Atlanta), and the Wonder Fair (Lawrence, Kansas). He specializes in drawings, illustration, zines, hand bound books, and intaglio, and is very excited to share his love of art, comic books and graphic novels. This is Phil’s sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent four weeks before your camp.