Comics Workshop @ H.E.S. (Feb. 2021)

CLiF residency @ HES / Feb. 2021 / Links & Materials

JUMP TO: DAY 1 / DAY 2 / DAY 3


The P*I.E. Process:

We’ll draw all our comics projects using this simple (but powerful) process:


GRADE LEVEL SUBJECTS:

GRADE 3: MAGNETS

Explore science facts from the point of view of your characters! Marek’s sample nature journal minis:

GRADE 4: ENVIRONMENT

GRADE 5:

EARTH’S SYSTEMS (geosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere) & INTERACTIONS

DAY 1:

Blob doodles help us practice cartooning techniques & meet new characters (who might appear in our comics):

Are you ready to fold a blank “1-sheet” booklet?

1-SHEET Mini-Comics

The “1-Sheet” is a great pocket-size format for drawing short, memorable comics stories!

DRAWING A SAMPLE 1-SHEET:

More about this mini >>

“Thumbnailing” an 8p mini-comic:

Here’s a rough page-by-page outline (A.K.A. a “thumbnail” draft) for a “VOLCANO” 1-sheet:

Here are thumbnails for a mini about MAGNETS & BIRD MIGRATION… (Thanks for the idea, 3rd graders!):

DAY 2:

Discussing our techniques (“cartooning”) and format (“comics”), plus working tips:

Marek’s BIRDS + MAGNETS Demo:

See various drafts (pencils & inks) @ the Patreon >>

SOURCES:

DAY 3:

EDITING & INKING OUR FINAL ARTWORK…

ALSO SEE: Marek’s DIARY COMIC Science Experiment (sort of)… [2-page comic posted @ The Patreon >>]

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