I have been using two websites nowdays to read webcomics. One of them is Tapastic the other one is MangaMagazine. Today I would like to introduce them to you, because they are good places to share your own comic or read the series of others.
Both sites have social media features: you can interact with other readers or the artists themselves. You can follow them and their work, like them and so on. They are both good places to find some online comics to read. These two sites have a common goal: to bring you webcomics, yet they are very different from each other. Continue reading
Our next goal is putting together the plot of the story. The plot is a serie of events, this is what moves a story and thus it is very-very important. I think if you have this you can’t go wrong with your story later. You will know if you like the story or not and you can adjust it easily to create the story you want. Continue reading
I have been thinking a lot about the next step and I have realised that I can’t go further in the story until I have more characters. So the next week we will continue the character creation. You can create one or more characters, as you find more convenient. I would like to create three characters and what I expect as a result is that I will see the beginning of the story more clearly. At the moment the middle of my story has more characters and it is more defined than the beginning. I want to change this by working on characters from the beginning of the story. Continue reading
The next small step in creating our comic would be working on the characters. With this assignment I would like to create two characters for the story: the protagonist and the antagonist (or at least two main characters). I will do this assignment with the other characters too in the following weeks until I have all of them ready. Continue reading
Every story has an idea behind it. That idea gives meaning to the story and is developed into the plot which is the basic structure of the story. Without an idea or plot your story will be empty and meaningless.
The next steps we will take go hand in hand so the order I will go might not be the order you will choose. It is okay, start with whichever way you like. In the end you will jump from one to the other and back again, it is a mixed process: coming up with an idea, creating the characters and the world, finding out the goals of your characters, the conflicts and putting everything together to get the plot and from that the story itself. This is something you almost do at the same time. Continue reading
I wrote this article last Friday, just before finishing the genre one. So everything I will write here happaned last week. Here is the story: Continue reading
There are many genres out there you can choose from so you might be wondering which one to go with for your story. I will give you some ideas on how you can choose from them but before that you should make your own genre collection. Continue reading
Last week I’ve started the “My first comic book” serie on the blog where I told you about my dream of creating a comic book and I’ve also invited you to join me on this journey, where you can create your own comic too. The first assignment was to decide on a plan that will lead us to create a comic book. Continue reading
As far as I can remember I always wanted to create a comic book. I have had some attempt creating one, but nothing came out of it. I gave up too soon every time I tried it. I had a story or to be exact I had two characters (Lillfrid and Rana) I created in my mind. I wanted to give them a story and show them to the world. Once I found out about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing month) and I decided that I will write the story while participating in the event. I wrote 20 or more pages for my story. I had the chapters in mind, I had a whole list of characters. But then November went away (the month of NaNoWriMo) and I gave up writing. Never continued that story however I longed for years to see it finished. Continue reading