We all love reading comics and fan of Superheroes. Sometime these comics amaze us, make us feel wow, admire story and artwork which shown in comics. Today we are going to reveal Comic Creation Process basics.
The expressive language of this genre is based on static drawings and written texts, not merely juxtaposed, but interacting with each other and producing, within the physical space of the vignette, a synthesis with a well-defined personality.
In order to advance the narrative, it is best to use the sequencing of the vignettes, each of which represents a certain interval of history, defining a space and a certain time. A comic creation process is a divided in following steps:
- The idea and Storyboard
- Creation process
- Pencil, Ink and Colors
- Printing and Marketing
THE IDEA AND STORYBOARD
Without the idea, there is no story and, there is no comic. So the first thing when starting a new project is to buy a notebook. Here begin the essentials of the comic, which will give life to some characters, situations, and actions that will trigger a story. Any story can be imagined in a comic and that is why you should not dismiss any idea. Storing ideas in a notebook is a good solution to not despair when it comes to finding a compelling story.
The main figures in Comic Creation Process is a Scriptwriter. The script of a comic is made up of pages that in turn are composed of a certain number of bullets (they are usually the same number of bullets per page with some exceptions). The vignettes should contain a description of the scene and the setting, and the dialogues of the characters.
PENCIL, INK AND COLORS
Draftsman: The draftsman is the person who translates the script into pencil images. Most of the time, the scriptwriter, and the draftsman are the same person, what is known as a cartoonist. Storyboard (Plot the script in pictures with little-detailed drawings).
PENCILER OR ARTIST: Person who draw Sketches and design of characters (main and secondary).
INKER: Review the drawings and illustrations of the draftsman with ink
COLORIST: Color the panels of comics.
LETTERIST: Place texts, balloons, and dialogs on each page and panels.
EDITOR: Finally, after its passage by the editor and by the processes of filming and printing, the comic reaches the public.
PRINTING AND MARKETING
Having the original work is missing the step of printing since the comic – which responds to an indirect character – will not be finished until it is reproduced and/or displayed on a screen. The reader, if received in print, will read a reproduction of the original and in this process, the work may undergo changes, especially in color. If we talk about the multitude of digital devices to visualize images, the changes can be even greater depending on the calibration of each screen where it is read. As for marketing, it should be marketed well, in order that most comic lovers are attracted towards it.
Comic Creation Process is not easy, it requires time, desire, know how to draw in a minimal way and know the language of the comic in depth; So the most important thing is that the comic is well narrated – the comic is, above all, communication. If this premise is not solved from the beginning of the creative process, the work limps at the end.