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Student at COMIX35 seminar in Ivory Coast, 2014
Students at COMIX35 seminar in Australia, 1998
Student sharing class homework assignment at COMIX35 seminar in Hong Kong, 1999

Seminar Details

COMIX35 offers classes for all Christian communicators who want to learn the specifics of producing and using comics-style literature for evangelism and discipleship.

Past seminars have been attended by missionaries, publishers, editors, writers, artists, evangelists, students, journalists, video producers, marketing directors, and many others - both men and women, young and old, professional and amateur.

Our standard COMIX35 seminars are either 3 or 5 full days. (1 day introductories or seminars of other lengths can also be arranged.)

The 3-day and 5-day seminars are very "hands-on" for the students, with opportunities to create comic strips and tracts during class which can go into print immediately after the training has ended.

Sessions covered include:
An Overview of the Comics Process
Identifying Your Audience & Planning Your Story
Comics Writing - Plotting & Scripting
Storyboarding & Visual Storytelling
Cultural Considerations, Communication, Evangelism Strategy
Creating Characters
Comic Book & Tract Covers
• Editing & Art Directing on Comics
(COMIX35 seminars are not introductory "how to draw" classes, although some art instruction is usually provided to the students, in class or individually, as needed.)

At the longer events, a number of printed handouts are made available to the attendees on a variety of subjects including Art Supplies, Comics Terminology, Story Structure, Lettering, and Figure Drawing.

If the training is residential, evenings can be used for additional personalized consultations and one-on-one tutorials, as well as prayer and fellowship. The faculty will be there, first and foremost, for the education & edification of the participants.

In addition, COMIX35 is available to coach and consult on Christian comics projects, either before or after our seminars.

Comics such as Éclats in Africa, Jungle Village in Malaysia, PowerMark in Singapore/USA, Dorie the Girl Nobody Loved in Eastern Europe, JCCC Comic in Japan, and numerous tracts have been developed, inspired, and/or refined through COMIX35 seminars.

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COMIX35 seminars are for communicators!
Artwork: Bill Webb, pencils | Danny Bulanadi, inks | Alonso Espinoza, colors


COMIX35 Faculty

Our primary instructor is Nate Butler, who made his living for 20+ years as a cartoonist, graphic artist, and writer/illustrator of comics. He worked on over a dozen internationally known characters, including Archie, Muppets, Popeye, Barbie, and many more.

Nate also packaged or published Christian comics including Aida-Zee, Behold 3-D, The Dave Roever Story and The Truth for Youth.

Nate has taught at over 40 Christian comics events for over 900 attendees representing 52 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Other Christian comics professionals and "teacher trainees" have participated in past events. The countries they represent include:
  • England
  • Cameroon
  • Russia
  • France
  • Venezuela
  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Ivory Coast

We welcome (enthusiastically!) the participation of qualified Christian comics producers living in countries where we teach.

Teaching team at COMIX35 seminar in Quebec, 2011
Instructor Lau Wai Sang at COMIX35 seminar in Hong Kong, 1999
Teachers Carlos Garzon and Kerry Gammill at 1st International Christian Comics Training Conference in the Philippines, 1996


Student exercise at COMIX35 seminar in Ivory Coast, 2014
COMIX35 seminar in Mexico, 2003
Student at COMIX35 seminar in Durango, CO USA, 2013

Basic Outline of a 3-Day Course

(Seminars of any length can be arranged to meet your needs.)

First Day
• Morning Devotions
• Orientation/Overview of the Comics Process
• Identifying Your Audience
• Writing (Plotting & Scripting)
• Workshop: Writing Comics Dialogue

Second Day
• Morning Devotions
• Cultural, Communication, Evangelism Strategy Issues
• Illustration & Visual Storytelling
• Workshop: Storyboarding Comics

Third Day
• Morning Devotions
• Editing/Art Directing
• Workshop: Illustrating Pages from the Storyboards


Sample Schedules from Past Events

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A Christian comics ministry based on EXodus 35:30-35, COMIX35 has been offering international CONSULTATIONS, COACHING, and CLASSES on the production and effective use of comics-style literature since 1996.

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