Storytelling with Pictures: An Introduction to Comics

Coni Yovaniniz, Comic Artist / Astronomy graduate

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12 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:44
    • 2. Project: Turn a Book Scene into a Comic

      0:31
    • 3. Pacing: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out

      1:42
    • 4. Framing: What to Show, How to Show It

      1:14
    • 5. Text: Showing Sound, Visually

      1:27
    • 6. A Note on Lettering

      1:29
    • 7. Flow: Arranging Panels Within the Page

      1:36
    • 8. Choosing your Scene and Brainstorming

      1:28
    • 9. Thumbnails

      1:53
    • 10. Sketching and Lettering

      0:40
    • 11. Inks and Final Pages

      1:09
    • 12. Final Comments and Tips

      1:00
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Project Description

Turn a Scene from a Book into a Comic

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment for this class is to adapt a scene of a book of your choosing into a short comic (2-5 pages), using the concepts seen in this class. You'll go through the whole process of planning your comic pages in this class, and you can render your final art in whatever medium you want: ink, watercolors, Illustrator - the possibilities are endless!

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DELIVERABLES

  • Tell us about the book and scene you chose. What's the book about? What made you choose this scene?
  • Brainstorming sketches/doodles, if you have any.
  • Your comic thumbnails
  • In-progress pictures of your pages (optional)
  • Your finished comic pages!

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