Writing for Slice of Life Comics: How to make the day-to-day funny

Kassandra McMullen, Comic Creator, & Interior Designer

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7 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:59
    • 2. Lesson 1: What is a Slice of Life Comic?

      1:30
    • 3. Lesson 2: The Best Ways to Record Your Ideas

      4:18
    • 4. Lesson 3: Slice of life Story Elements

      6:46
    • 5. Lesson 4: The Rules of Comedy

      8:36
    • 6. Lesson 5: Thinking in 4 Panels

      6:08
    • 7. Class Wrap up

      0:45
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About This Class

Writing for Slice of Life Comics: Making the Day-to-Day Funny

This class is for people who want to effectively add humour to their comics and for people who maybe don’t make comics but want to learn how to tell their stories in a funnier way.

In this class we’re going to create the script for a 4-panel Comic, based on a safe for work something that happened to you in your real life.

We'll go over what a Slice of Life Comic is, and the easiest ways I’ve found to capture story ideas* from out of your day-to-day.

      *- For this you will need something you can write on and take with you whether that is a physical          notebook or a phone app

We’ll learn the Story elements that are most important in Slice of life Comics, and go over my personal Rules of Comedy to find the right techniques that will take your Story from cute to funny.

And then since our class project is to condense your funny story into a 4-panel comic, we’ll go over the benefits I’ve found to using the 4-panel format, and some tips for when you seem to have too much material for 4-panels, or not enough.

And I’ll be with you every step of the way, doing my own class project and letting you in on my thought processes for turning ideas from life into funny 4 panel Comics,

The project steps correspond to the lessons so you can follow along as we go, or just watch the whole class to gain a better understanding and then create your project as you go through the videos a second time.

It’s encouraged that you post to your class project at each step to document your progress and provide more examples for your fellow classmates.