Notes & links for COMICS WORKSHOP @ Gerald E. Talbot Community School (May 2021)
3-PANEL PAGES: Start your story with a SETTING-ACTION-RESULT sequence:
SPACING BETWEEN PANELS: Double your panel borders to give your readers some imagination space:
BLOB CHARACTERS: Keep your blob pages onhand for ideas, & to practice inking:
TODAY: Conferencing about our pages in progress!
Notice what makes our text READABLE (or not readable!):
READING ORDER: Which panel “reads” more clearly?:
Marek’s Pages in Progress:
I like how this “Splash Page” is turning out…:
I think my 3-panel page might be trying to fit TOO MUCH into that bottom panel:
EDITING & INKING & ERASING:
Here are two formats for self-publishing hand-made “mini-comics” booklets — Click for instructions & videos:
We’re planning to use this format for our class books.
These are great for stand-alone pocket-size mini-stories!
DEMO: Scanning & Digital Processing:
SAMPLE PAGE: Once we have a finished (P*I.E.) page, we can scan it & clean it up for printing:
“Raw” Scan (600dpi grayscale):
Cleaned up high-contrast (B&W) version:
+ black backgrounds: