This is an extension of the Community Park PTO Comics Club.
While the kids are stuck at home I would like to provide a set of regular projects and prompts to help them develop their storytelling skills in sequential art.
Starting a comic is all about planning you need:
- Plot (a story to tell)
When you know your story you can start laying out what it should look like on the page
- Focus of page
- Words and Pictures
After you have laid out how your story is going to unfold on the page, you can start drawing.
The below blog posts are daily activities that each focus on an aspect of the process. You can print out the page and then work it out. Please share your creations in the comments section.
I don’t write comic scripts in the traditional format of a comic script. This is the normal form a writer will work with an artist laying out story and dialog in a page by page and frame by frame basis. Usually with a folder of character notes attached. This is how I have often received…
I read today about a call for submissions for comics to be published in Future Sci-Fi Tales #5. I figured this is an opportunity to walk the Virtual Comics Club through my process to put together a short comic story. From concept to completion. The boring stuff Projects often start with the boring stuff. Collecting…
Character development was one of the more difficult tasks in comics club. It’s easy to have a character do something or know what the character will do in a story. The difficult part is explaining why beyond just a practical level. Explaining motivations on a personal level is key to developing engaging characters that people…