Take The Next Step Toward Creating The Kind of Art That Inspired You To Become a Comic Artist in The First Place
Receive personalized, 1-on-1 coaching! Our Mentoring Sessions cater to your individual needs as a comic artist - Your questions answered, obstacles conquered and multiple pathways to mastery unlocked.
If you are ready see rapid improvement in your comic art, keep reading.
My name is Clayton Barton, creator of HTDC.
Let’s be honest, great comic art is hard to pull off. In fact, it's one of the most difficult skill-sets to cultivate.
That's why if it's your true ambition to become a master comic book illustrator, I've got great admiration for you already.
Because I know what it takes.
I've gone through the same challenges you're running up against now. Had the same doubts. I even thought about quitting comic art for good.
Trying and failing repeatedly isn't motivating. It's demoralizing. Yet, if you've got the wherewithal to keep at it, barriers will be broken.
This skill-set can be learned and mastered, like any other. All it takes is enough persistence.
Talent is merely the motivation to get better at that which you're most passionate about.
Truly comprehending that helped me prevail.
What I'm capable of now as a comic artist is far removed from where I began - quite frankly the distance I've come is unbelievable.
I proved to myself it was possible, and over the years, I've proved it to my students as well.
But I had an advantage.
In my early 20's I began my career as a university lecturer, teaching multiple subjects in comic book illustration. This gave me the opportunity to learn through the challenges my students faced, because it was up to me to solve them.
As a result, I encountered and overcame just about every obstacle you could think of when it comes to comic book illustration. There's a finite amount of ways to screw up, and no matter how unique the problem, it can often be traced back to the same underlying symptoms.
I honed my abilities as a biproduct of helping others, and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
What I wish till this day is that I had someone to go to.
Someone to look over my shoulder as I worked, to give me direction. I realized what the true value of this would have been when I began mentoring my brother Korey.
Although he's a skilled artist in his own right, Korey wanted to address some long running issues that were holding him back. So we set up a video call. He told me what he was struggling with, and I showed him how to move past it. By the end, we were blown away.
An entire course worth of information had been condensed into an hour and a half. Everything I taught Korey during the session was specific to what he wanted to know, nothing more, nothing less. It was the most optimized, to the point and effective learning experience I'd ever witnessed.
Watch the clip below to see what I mean.
This got me thinking...
...about how much of an impact something like that might have on the hundreds of aspiring comic artists who visit the How To Draw Comics site everyday. Would it even be possible to provide such a service?
For years we’ve offered free tutorials and premium courses by the best comic art instructors around - names you know like David Finch, Robert Marzullo and Ed Foychuk. But just imagine if we had the opportunity to sit down 1-on-1 with you for a training session based on your individual needs.
Well, not only is it possible, I've managed to successfully integrate this service into the site for you to take full advantage of. For the first time ever I’m proud to announce that we’re offering 1-on-1 Mentoring Sessions on HTDC. This seems to be the next evolution for How To Draw Comics, for us to create a greater impact and truly help more artists than ever before reach their goals.
So here’s the pitch.
Unlike pre-recorded courses or Youtube videos, our Mentoring Sessions offer in-depth advice and feedback on your comic art real-time! They cater to your specific needs as an artist, addressing questions, obstacles and are aimed at helping you discover multiple paths of improvement.
When you book in for a Mentoring Session with HTDC, you’ll pick a personal tutor to work alongside with, who will help refine your approach to comic book illustration. It's the closest experience you’ll find, to having a studio full of seasoned pros you can go to for help.
We're offering an intimate learning experience designed to level up your skill-set in a fraction of the time it takes other aspiring artists. You’ll have the undivided attention of a seasoned pro, hand picked by you, who is fully dedicated to helping you make massive improvements in your work - and make no mistake, your abilities will progress at a rate you never thought possible!
This is about you, and only you.
HTDC's Mentoring Sessions have no set curriculum. Instead they get straight to the point. You come to us with the problem, we'll help you solve it once and for all. It's that simple.
Your Mentor is equipped to help you master every facet of comic book illustration from penciling, to inking, to coloring and everything in between. Not only are they skilled artists in their own right, they’re also excellent teachers, well practiced at breaking down information into simple steps you can to put into immediate action.
During the 2 Hour LIVE call with your Mentor, you'll get your work reviewed, feedback given and have the freedom to ask as many questions as you'd like - and not only will they be answered, but you'll receive the techniques and tactics required to get past those sticking points.
Each session is recorded too so that you can download, and play it back as many times as you'd like.
Are You Ready For This?
If you’re ready to take you’re comic art abilities to the next level, and commit to truly honing your skill-set –what are you waiting for?
After you’ve booked your Mentoring Session, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail with a time, date and link. 24 hours before your Mentoring Session begins, we'll send a reminder so you don't miss it!
Risk Free Money Back Guarantee
After witnessing such a fast improvement in your work, you'll probably want to book in multiple sessions on the regular.
But hey, if for some reason you’re not absolutely satisfied with your 1-on-1 mentoring experience, I’ll personally give you a full refund, no questions asked. So worst case scenario is you get a free Mentoring Session.
This is the fairest way I know, to back the value you'll get from your Mentoring Session. If it's not what you were hoping for, or your Mentor doesn't deliver on what’s promised, I don’t want to keep your money.
That’s how confident I am in the value these Mentoring Sessions have to offer. I’m putting my money where my mouth is here to make sure this is a 100% risk free investment for you – There's everything to gain and nothing to lose by booking your first Mentoring Session today.
When You Book Your Mentoring Session You'll Receive:
A confirmation e-mail with a time, date and link to your LIVE Mentoring Session.
Personalized feedback, coaching and all your questions answered within your intensive 2 Hour Mentoring Session
A downloadable recording of your Mentoring Session
30 day money back guarantee if you feel your Mentor hasn't delivered above and beyond during your Session
What you’re going to get during your Mentoring Session is concentrated guidance on the next key steps you need to take to see a drastic evolution in your work. Your Mentor's sole mission is to do everything within their power to help you meet your goals as a comic book artist.
This won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Not $1000 or even $500. Book now for just $150. You'll leave your 1-on-1 Mentoring Session with questions answered and your concerns put to rest - not to mention an ironclad game plan to significantly upgrade your comic art abilities. Again, it's impossible to get this kind of opportunity from an online course and you certainly won't find it in a classroom full of 20 people+.
If you're serious about mastering your craft, you know what to do. Make the investment today.
Mentors Can Only Coach 1 Person at a Time, So Sessions Are EXTREMELY LIMITED
If you're even considering booking a Mentoring Session, do NOT wait. These Sessions are very limited, since Mentor's commit their full attention to a single person - And currently I'm the only Mentor available.
As we enlist a selected few top Comic Art Trainers as Mentors, more slots will open up. But if you're looking to book in with a particular Mentor, you'll need to do it quickly since there's no guarantees someone else won't beat you to it.
Here's What to do Next
Click the button below to book your Mentoring Session now, and take the next important step in your journey as a comic book artist.
Will the construction of the characters be in real-time?
The lessons are all time-lapsed. Here's why that's a good thing for you!
In the full course, I cover how to pencil, ink and color three full characters, and most of the lessons go for 40-50 mins. Inking and coloring are quite simple and repetitive tasks once you understand the basics, but they're also very time consuming. So in putting this course together I realised the most important things you would need to know is the process, and how to execute that process. So I trimmed the lessons down to just those elements, so that you could get the most important information you needed, in the shortest amount of time possible, without having to sit through 30-50+ hours of footage to find what you're looking for.
I find courses that long are just too overwhelming for students to get into, and are usually never completed by the student just because it goes on for so long. I myself have many courses I haven't completed just because I don't have the time to.
Because the Superheroine lessons are time-lapsed, you're able to get a more wholesome overview of the entire process, rather than getting lost, or bored in the many hours it would take you to get through the real-time demonstration. You still get all the information you need, with a full understanding of how everything works, but it's delivered to you in the most optimized way possible.
Combined with the carefully scripted dialogue, assignments, and the Virtual Comic Art Classroom, I believe this course will truly help you to upgrade your skills in a reasonable amount of time- but most importantly there will be a greater chance of you completing it in it's entirety without getting bored or overwhelmed by the amount of content.
If you're worried or concerned about missing out on any aspect of my process due to the time-lapse - don't be. I can assure you, everything you need to know is covered in detail. Remember, you'll see the drawing, inking and coloring process demonstrated 3 times over on three separate characters. So the content is quite thorough. But if you still feel you didn't get what you were looking for out of the course, I'm more than happy to refund your copy of the course within 30 days of purchase. So you really have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Contact me at if you have any questions or concerns about HTDC's Mentoring Sessions - And I’ll be happy to answer them for you!