Want to know how to write and draw comics? Want to know the tricks, the tools and the mindset to take your craft to the next level? In ten tutorial videos, I take you through the process of making comics, from start to finish – including how to draft an interesting STORY, something that most books on the subject tend to ignore.
I’m a freelance artist and writer making a living off my craft since 1998. I’ve tried to boil down everything I know about making comics to an honest and easily understandable format with these tutorials. Check out the first three episodes for free, and consider investing in your own progress by signing up for premium access – you’ll get support through the comments section from me personally and more bonus content as we move forward. Please note that sign up is a ONE TIME FEE, not a recurring subscription.
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Both free and premium videos are listed below.
What do you need before you ever begin drawing your first comic? How do you come up with ideas and where to start? This episode! – Watch now. FREE.
Writing a script for your comic is a really good idea, at the very least in outline form! But what makes a good story? And what would a script for a comic look like? This episode is important, DO NOT SKIP! – Watch now. FREE.
How do yo break down your script into pages, and create an interesting flow of panels on the page? What is “bleed” and what is a “splash page”? This and more in this episode! – Watch now. FREE.
No comic without characters! But how do you make your characters interesting and how do the pros go about designing the cast of their comic? Premium video. Not a member? The video is available through signup.
Texting ( or lettering) of your comic is vital to the storytelling – and so is designing the frames and the speech balloons. This episode gives you the lowdown on how to do it the EASY way! – Premium video – available through signup.
Ever wonder what a two-point perspective is? How to decide the height of your characters in the frame? How to draw a room from above or a perspective with no visible vanishing point? This video breaks it down and makes the task of drawing perspective doable and fun. Don’t believe me? Signup for PREMIUM access and find out for yourself!.
How do you make your line art clear and ready for print or coloring? In this video we get down and dirty with tips and tricks on how to ink in various styles and what tools to use. – Premium video. Only available for members – signup now!
Of course you can color your comics any way you want these days, but Photoshop is probably the safest and easiest way to go for beginners – because you can undo everything along the way! That can also be a pitfall, causing you to spend way more time on your pages than neccesary! Watch this episode for pro tips and hacks to make coloring fun, fast and effective. Only for members. You can grab a ‘Comics For Beginners account here.
Pro artists and beginners alike have to steal. This episode tells you how and when, making the drawing a LOT easier and less stressful – Available now in the members section. Check it out here.
Where to go from here? What’s the next step for learning, connecting and getting inspired and motivated? And what’s the publishing possibilities and work options? This video gives you some pointers and a push to keep going. Premium video – Available for viewing here.
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In ten tutorial videos, you will learn how to make your first comic, from story idea to finished pages. You will also gain access to online support in the comment sections and more premium content, like the e-book Top Ten Tips for Comics Creators.
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Look what people are saying about Comics for Beginners:
[quote style=”boxed”]Really helped me understand the process of creation. Helped me tie the idea together that storytelling is king no matter if your’e doing comics, tv, or writing a book. Gave me enough intellectual scaffolding to be able to get started on an idea and courage to follow through. Looking forward to more content and tips!!![/quote]
Jay Woodruff Ridgeland, Mississippi USA
[quote style=”boxed”]The videos are extremely thorough and deals with a lot of “internal struggle” so to speak, that the artist/writer will have. “What if I get stuck?”, “What if it isn’t good enough”. And it is very pragmatic to me as a writer – I get a much better understanding of the concept of drawing i.e. perspective, speech balloons and so on.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Every artist and instructional book uses a different method that could confuse the beginner. The videos have given sound advice to wade through the confusion and actually begin working.[/quote]
Kevin Deitz, Texas
[quote style=”boxed”]There is one over riding theme that I see repeated in your advice – get it done. i have used this many times to make a critical decision between best practice and what I can “get away with” in order to keep going. I have used this principle to “shrug off” my mistakes and keep working. I can always do it better the next time – as long as I do it at all the first time.[/quote]
Michael Freely, Portland Maine, USA
[quote style=”boxed”]The videos help me to be more disciplined and to break down large projects into smaller stages.[/quote]
Lars Rasmussen, Århus, Denmark
[quote style=”boxed”]I’m a newbie, so having videos directly addressing how to start off, and explaining some tips on paneling and scriptwriting is really, really helpful.[/quote]
Laney Jee, Manila, Philippines.
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