Storytelling with Pictures: An Introduction to Comics

Constanza Yovaniniz, Astronomy MSc Student / Comic Artist

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12 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

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

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

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

      1:14
    • Text: Showing Sound, Visually

      1:27
    • A Note on Lettering

      1:29
    • Flow: Arranging Panels Within the Page

      1:36
    • Choosing your Scene and Brainstorming

      1:28
    • Thumbnails

      1:53
    • Sketching and Lettering

      0:40
    • Inks and Final Pages

      1:09
    • Final Comments and Tips

      1:00
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About This Class

Comics are a combination of pictures and words, but also a whole new narrative medium on its own! In this class, you'll go through the process of planning and making a comic, using some of the narrative techniques that are unique to this kind of visual narrative.

What you'll learn in this class:

  • Choosing the key moments and actions you'll show in your comic
  • Framing your comic panels to better communicate your story
  • Adding text and speech bubbles to your comic
  • Organizing a comic page in a way that's appealing and easy to read

This class is for anyone who wants to get started on comics, and requires no previous knowledge in this area! You can work with whatever medium or art style you want, so you can make a comic with your favorite tools or try something new!

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Great introduction for comics and explained really well
What an excellent class! Right to the point with each topic; this is exactly what I needed. I plan on re-watching at least another 2 times so I can better absorb everything and then get started on my project. Thank you!!.
Robert Diaz

Drawing what I see, day and night

Excellent class
Sam J

Coder at brain.. Designer at heart

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Constanza Yovaniniz

Astronomy MSc Student / Comic Artist

Hello! I'm Coni and I live in Santiago, Chile. I currently work doing research in variable stars, and making a webcomic called Postcards in Braille, as well as other comic or illustration projects from time to time. My biggest interests are comics, science communication and time management.

If you want to see more of my work, you can visit my website or follow me on Twitter.

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