Let's Make an Auto-Biographical Comic!

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist and Illustrator

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12 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Why Make Auto-Bio Comics?

    • 3. Selecting a Memory

    • 4. Writing a Script

    • 5. Planning the Page

    • 6. Placing Frames and Getting Started

    • 7. Pencilling

    • 8. Lettering

    • 9. Inking

    • 10. Coloring

    • 11. Assignment

    • 12. Closing Thoughts

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About This Class

Do you enjoy sharing personal experiences and connecting with others? Do you like writing and storytelling? Do you enjoy making comics or have always wanted to try it? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the class for you!

Auto-bio comics are a great way to explore cherished memories and important experiences in a visual way. They can do everything from helping bring perspective and clarity to major life events, provide catharsis to pain and share heartwarming funny moments with loved ones. Auto bio comics can be a  useful storytelling exercise for cartoonists, illustrators, writers, animators, fine artists and even film makers.

In this course, I break down my process for creating a one page auto-biographical comic (which can be viewed in the project section). I'll share with you tips on everything from coming up with memories to base your comic on, writing a script, laying out your comic page, pencilling, inking and more!

This class will also include a lot of basic terminology used in the comic making process, so this is a great entry point for beginners of the comic-making process.

All music courtesty of DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads