Comic Book Layout-Developing your final characters and layout.
Refine Your Storyboard or Cover Design 1 - Select the concept. The concept will determine the seriousness or playfulness of the comic book panel.
For example, a gripping plot element such as aticking bomb can be shown in a panel brokendown into three segments. Each segment canfocus tighter and tighter on the clock.
2. Finalize Story and Characters: -Use pencil first.• In your sketchbook draw one final drawing of each character in your story.• Then add color• Remember the character(s) must overcome an obstacle.
3 - Draw the panel borders first.The panel borders willestablish the boundariesof the story.Some panels mightconsist of only one frame.Other panels may bemade up of threesegmented framesshaped as squares.Still others might berectangular.
Vertical – Portrait layout
Panel Border Options
Maybe…Think outside the box?
Remember Spacing & How to Follow/Read Your Comic!What’s the one item missing in both?Hint: What is the name of either comic?
How would you “read” this? Left to right? Top to bottom?Why is the spacing between boxes different?
How did they use gutterspacing for reading direction?
Develop your own layout. Look at examples!
So, to review…Due Next Class1. Finalize storyboardtoday.2. Sketch final charactersin sketchbook. Add color!-Just characters!3. Sketch panel layoutdesign on page insketchbook. 5 panelminimum or cover.4. On Wednesday, Startdraft on Final paper.- You will sketch in pencilthen trace onto tracingpaper.