In the last six months or so, Matt and I have encountered or heard about a huge number of comics teachers, classes, and programs, scattered around the globe. We’ve also realized that the vast majority of the educators involved in these efforts (and we include ourselves) have no idea who and what else is out there. Never mind students: how could an 18-year-old aspiring cartoonist get a grasp on what’s out there in comics education in order to make an informed choice as to where to study? It’s daunting for even the most experienced of us.
So. Here’s an idea: What about creating a wiki where comics educators could create and update listings on what they have to offer? And of course, being a wiki, students and former students could add information on their experiences? We could tag and sort entries by geographical location, type of study available (studio or academic), faculty interests, level of study (from casual workshops to advanced graduate study) and more.
This is a project we’d love to host and be involved in, but don’t have the technical expertise or time to create from the ground up. So consider this a call: if you’re experienced in creating wikis, and interested in comics education, we need your help! Get in touch and let’s start this cool and useful project.