Category Archives: Comics

Digital Comics Workflow

The research I have done to date on creating and self publishing digital comics (specifically eComics) has led me to put together a Digital Comics Workflow which I have defined here.  I will keep this workflow updated to reflect my latest learnings as I stumble along the way.

Project ADC-1: 20 July 2015

 

I’ve been character designing and expanding on my digital comic plot which currently consists of a text file of 455 words.  Originally I’d estimated 1 hour for plotting, I’ve spent 6 hours on it already but I reckon I’m about done with the high level plotting now.

One thing that I found really helpful during structuring my plot was Tim Stout’s article on Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet.  I didn’t stick to it religiously but instead used it as a rough guide.  Thanks to my mate John for the tip-off 🙂

Like the geek I am, I have updated my digital comic project dashboard with my progress this last week.

Project ADC-1: 14 July 2015

I’m still in the early stages of my digital comic project and I’ve already had to lower my sites from making a 30 page comic to a 20 page one.  Timescale is the overriding factor here.

Most of the work has been done inside my head so far:

  • Idea Brainstorming in my car to and from work.
  • Drawing up a Character Design Template.
  • Character Design in my car to and from work.
  • Plotting in my car to and from work.

I’ve updated my digital comic project dashboard here.

 

Project Code: ADC-1 + Digital Comics Workflow

I’m a great one for coming up with ideas but then never finishing them.  So I’m throwing down the gauntlet to myself this year *KA-TUK* (that’s what a gauntlet throwdown sounds like) with my so called Project Code: ADC-1.

Note: ADC stands for Artloader Digital Comic – my attempt to sound mysterious (I’m a bit nutty – what can I say?  And no – I’ve not been drinking).

In order to give myself a bit of structure as I create my digital comics, I have put together a little Digital Comics Workflow.  It’s always good to have a defined process – whether you follow it or not is another matter.

Digital Comics Tools

Tonight I’ve just published a page listing the digital comics tools that I’ve stumbled upon.  This list covers the whole process from creating digital comics to viewing them and finally selling them online.  I aim to keep this updated as I discover more.

First Comicbook Review: Kingdom Come

KingdomCome

I’ve posted my first comicbook review in the Comics section.  I ordered Kingdom Come from ForbiddenPlanet.com last week and read all 225 pages of it this weekend.  Hopefully it’s a useful review.

A definition of Digital Comics

Since I’m aiming to create one, I thought I’d get clear in my head what a digital comic is.  So I’ve written a definition.

Rest assured I did do a little bit of research so that I didn’t go off on a complete tangent with this but please feel free to agree or disagree.

Comics Section Added

I’ve just added a Comics section to this website.  Some day I hope to have my own digital comics available here but for now I will just be reviewing graphic novels and comics.

I have also included an affiliate link to an online comic book shop:  The Forbidden Planet.  This was a shop that I used to visit back in my student days so holds fond memories for me.