It would be hard to find a pair of comic book creators alive today that have had a bigger impact on the industry than Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, so it’s little wonder they were the ones invited by DC Comics to teach this year’s DC Artist Master Class. A program started last year in order to provide in-person, in-depth training to DC’s exclusive artists, the class took place the day before New York Comic-Con inside a small makeshift classroom in the heart of the city.
I was invited to be a fly on the wall, not to participate but to watch some of the world’s finest comic talent sit in a room and talk shop. As this was a private training session intended only for DC’s under-contract artists, I promised to keep the particulars of the lesson to myself. Well, most of them.