OverviewComic book tell bold andexciting stories with acombination of colorfulcharacters, speech bubblesand bright colors.
What you need:1. love of storytelling2. brave heroes and heroines3. a fantastic adventure
Step 1Research what comic books you like.- style of the illustrations- what types of heroes and heroinesa. futuristic space operasb. detective dramasc. medieval adventures
Step 2Create the characters for your comic book.a. draw a blueprint for each major characterb. create these characters using a basic frame
c. Draw an oval for the head, rectangle for the chest and an upside down triangle for the pelvis
Step 3Create the costume for your hero.What kind of hero or heroine you are creating ?-stealthy and lurks in shadows, then dark masks and black clothes should be used-bold and strong hero, perhaps consider bright colors and a flashy cape
Step 4Lay illustrations on a comic book page.-These should be on pages that are 11 inches wide and 17 inches long.Lay out :"Z" format , diagonally left and then right , start with a large picture showing a lot of action then continue diagonally left and to the right for smaller frames that help support the main action .
Step 5Ink your pages using a black ink pen.-Place thicker lines of black wherever there is a shadow.
Step 6Color each page using art markersTake note:1. Make a photocopy of your inked work before coloring the comic book to preserve a black and white copy of the book.2. Keep in mind that a black and white comic book will be much cheaper to print than a color comic book.
Activity 1On 1 whole sheet of paper, create 1 hero/heroine and 1 villain.