Create the Break is a professional development course for emerging comic artists from the West Midlands.

The course will equip artists with the skills, discipline and contacts required to develop a professional career in the comic industry. Over the course of 6 months you will take part in group workshops with one to one support from industry professionals, develop a critical dialogue with peers and receive ongoing mentoring support.

Workshops will take place once fortnightly and cover the following areas:

• Design Process (layout, formatting, character development)
• Skills Development (inking, drawing, colouring, painting)
• Professional Engagement
• Career management

The programme will conclude with students self-publishing a book of works and exhibiting this at the Birmingham Central Library.

You can find out more about the course and what we’re looking for in applicants in our Course Brochure