Here's an article about Digital Comics - formatting, etc. For those of you that haven't checked out Thrillbent - it's Mark Waid's digital comics site. This is a neat article that breaks down the aspect ratio - and planning out your page. Check it out: http://thrillbent.com/blog/thrillbent-101-the-eighth-seal/
So -- I've talked a little here and there about the differences between comics and screenplays. I'm pretty happy that I'm drawing my first comic. It's given me a little kick for my long lost artistic talents. I was almost an art major at one point -- so we'll see.
I heard J.M. DeMattias at WonderCon talking about how -- if you could draw and write -- why would you do anything but comics?
I guess that's a good question! Lately the idea of having my own work, that I can get up an on its feet -- that doesn't need a budget, that doesn't need anything but my sweat equity -- is a neat idea.
So -- I'm starting the comic. I'll keep you guys posted on measurements, how to -- stuff like that. I'll try to take better notes in class so that I can let you guys know the stuff I'm learning.
Well, the journey to writing and drawing my first 10 page comic has begun. This weekend I'll be drawing 4 pages of thumbnails. I'll post them here when I'm done -- I have to have them by Wed, so you should see them soon enough.
So, for my comic book writing class - we have to do Thumbnails of the 8-10 pages -- mine came out at 15 pages -- so I'll have to do more with less -- here's one of the images that's a little more concrete.