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Banana Panic

The self-published comic by Chris Hoffman

Archive for the ‘Self-Publishing’ Category

Finish Penciling the Page

April 30th, 2011

The 180 Degree Rule

February 13th, 2011

The 180 degree rule from movies also applies to comics. Once you’ve placed characters on one side of each other, you’ve oriented the viewer. Changing that placement is awkward unless you show something has changed what’s going on. i.e. if Cyclops is on the left side of the panel and Wolverine is on the right, […]

Tutorial on Drawing Folds

August 9th, 2010

Here’s a really good tutorial on drawing folds in clothing.

Inking with a Brush

July 12th, 2010

Even though I do all of my inking digitally, I really admire artists who ink with brushes. This is a really cool video about inking with the famous Windsor #2. Inking With a Brush – Mark Rudolph from Art & Story on Vimeo.

Draw Comics Like a Pro – Al Bigley

May 8th, 2010

I grabbed “Draw Comics Like a Pro” during a visit to my local library. Mr. Bigley’s years of comic book drawing experience are on display in this great albeit short book. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on proportions and dynamic poses. The book seems to be aimed at a younger reader because some of the […]

Comic Book Self-Publishing Resources

May 5th, 2010

I’m adding a new feature to Banana Panic with this post. I’m going to start cataloging the resources I use to create my comic. This will include: Reviewing books on drawing Adding links to tutorial sites and videos Creating my own tutorials If you have any suggestions, or things you’d like to see, please let […]

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