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My Creative Process in making comics

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Extended version of my presentation for the Singapore Makers Meetup at Singapore Polytechnic library on 25th April, 2014. For my fans and aspiring comic artists with steps on how I do my comics and other tips. Follow me at https://www.facebook.com/evacomics

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My Creative Process in making comics

  1. 1. My Creative Process Makers’ Meetup, 25th April 2014 Singapore Polytechnic © 2014 Evangeline Neo, EvaworksPte Ltd http://www.eva.sg Extended Version for the web!
  2. 2. Topics 1. Introduction 2. My Comics 3. My Creative Process 4. FAQ © 2014 Evangeline Neo, EvaworksPte Ltd http://www.eva.sg
  3. 3. Evangeline Neo (Eva) 1. Introduction Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), 2007 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA Masters in Business Administration (MBA), 2013 Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan Been drawing webcomics (part-time) for 7 years. Worked full-time at NYP for 5 years. Singaporean who speaks English, Chinese and Japanese (N1).
  4. 4. 2. My Comics
  5. 5. Early story manga(2007~2009) 2. My Comics
  6. 6. Submitted 3 story manga over 3 years but only managed to get into the initial round.
  7. 7. Early Webcomics(2007~2010) 2. My Comics
  8. 8. Early Webcomics(2010~2012) 2. My Comics
  9. 9. Unfortunately the number of Facebook fans remained stagnant (around 600), so I gathered feedback from friends on what they were interested to read… and they said: “Why not draw about your experience in Japan?”
  10. 10. 2. My Comics Cultural Differences (2012~)
  11. 11. Comics can also bring attention to certain social issues.
  12. 12. 3. My Creative Process
  13. 13. Inspirations • Personal Experience & Observation • Current Affairs • Conversation & Stories from Friends • Seldom from movies, comics, anime, etc. 3. My Creative Process
  14. 14. 3. My Creative Process Traditional Method
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  18. 18. Currently using WacomCintiq 13HD (yes, it costs $1,699) 89,800yen ($1,100) if you buy in Japan 3. My Creative Process: Digital Method
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  25. 25. 3. My Creative Process Digital Method Sketches may take days or weeks to develop This is the most time-consuming & important step in comic-making.
  26. 26. Manga Studio EX4 3. My Creative Process: Digital Method
  27. 27. Digital Inking Digital Coloring 3. My Creative Process: Digital Method
  28. 28. Usually takes up to one day to complete a comic strip from sketch… …excluding procrastination & final adjustments. 3. My Creative Process: Digital Method
  29. 29. 4. FAQ Many people do not understand how much time, effort & money it takes to create an Original & Entertaining comic that can evoke an Emotion and convey a Story. That is why people should try to “make” and experience for themselves. Develop appreciation for our art & craft.
  30. 30. 4. FAQ
  31. 31. Evolve Is your content working? (improve content) Q: How do you obtain 39k Facebook likes without an Ad? 4. FAQ Aim Who are your target readers? What are they interested in? (develop content) Know How can Social Media work for you? (build engagement) Measure What is your skill & expertise? (find niche area) The MAKE framework for social media marketing Not just this!
  32. 32. Q: What advise can you give to an aspiring comic artist? • Give up. • But if you still don’t give up… – Perseverance – Get real feedback & accept criticism (mainly from friends whom you trust that give you honest feedback) – Gain more first-hand experience – Hang around with “normal people” (non-artists) too – Start drawing on a part-time basis first, only venture out after you gain reputation, fame & connections. – Promote your book before your book is out 4. FAQ Luck is important too…
  33. 33. • … setup a blog shop • … do a Kickstarter/ Indiegogo • … setup booths at conventions? Q: Why don’t you… 4. FAQ Need manpower & capital
  34. 34. Q: How to prevent “Writer’s Block” • Go out to relax • Release Stress • Talk to people • Have time for yourself • Jot down ideas when you have one • Write/draw often 4. FAQ
  35. 35. www.facebook.com/evacomics evacomics@gmail.com © 2014 Evangeline Neo, EvaworksPte Ltd http://www.eva.sg * Thank you

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