Making a graphic novel / manga
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Hey man! Great to see another comic artist on here : )

Who are the comic artists you admire and aspire to be like? Doing focused studies of different aspects of their work is a great way to learn the craft! By that I mean, for example if you want to study 'panel layout', get a sequence of pages from their comic all on the screen and make notes about how they vary the size, shapes, number of panels on the page etc. Do they use more panels, cropped in tight for dialogue scenes? Less, but bigger sized panels for action scenes etc. Try and verbalise what mood they were going for and how they achieved it.

You can do the same with spotting blacks, screentone, types of shot they use, character poses, anything! Just focus on one aspect at a time.

As a specific critique of your comic, is this intended for digital or print? If it's print, what kind of page size are you thinking of? I ask because the text is very large for a print comic unless it's a really small page, while it's a good size for something like a social media post. I like to make my text as small as I can while people can still read it, leave a good amount of white space around the text in the bubble and then have room to include more of the artwork.

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RE: Making a graphic novel / manga - by Leo Ki - 06-22-2020, 10:54 AM
RE: Making a graphic novel / manga - by Shuty - 07-16-2020, 02:57 AM
RE: Making a graphic novel / manga - by Zorrentos - 07-31-2020, 04:08 AM
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RE: Making a graphic novel / manga - by darktiste - 08-25-2020, 11:25 AM
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