This is an archive page for COMICS WORKSHOPS @ Crossroads Academy.
Drawing Elie Wiesel’s NIGHT:
Selecting source text:
Thumbnailing some vague ideas:
Putting a margin (a.k.a. “frame” or “safety zone”) around a blank page:
Dividing the page up into panels:
(In this case, 2×3; Your page may look very different from this!)
Roughing out some positions for characters in our dialogue… (We can combine our middle 2 panels combine into 1!):
Filling in dialogue (from our source text), test-reading the sequence & pacing:
Adding more details, plus minimal setting details (a crowd around them):
PAGE 0 (Set-Up Page):
Roughing out a 2-panel page (to set up the above page):
Adding some words & actions from the source text:
Adding some details for effect (shouting = louder, sorting = more “commotion”!):
Our 2 pages together:
- Conference: Ask another artist (or teacher) to read it back OUT LOUD. Listen closely!
- ALSO: You may want to check in w/ other artists drawing passages just before & just after yours. How do you want these pages to flow together (if at all)? How can you coordinate details so the class’s comics all read smoothly & clearly?
- Make any needed edits.
- Ink your final pages w/ black inking pen.
- Put everyone’s pages together & read…