Monday, January 5, 2015

More Harry Lucey


Forgive the sloppy photos -  I just got really excited by this story - I think this is a perfect 5 page story - a splash and two spreads is how it was printed. By perfect - I mean it's a perfectly staged comic - the politics may be out of date :) even if there is an interesting subtext. The cartoony realism and the simple "stage blocking" and movement is quite effective. This story was drawn by Harry Lucey.







Friday, September 5, 2014

how to draw a pentagon

TRY ROBERT LAWLOR's PENTAGON CONSTRUCTION technique.



INCORPORATE THIS EXERCISE INTO YOUR DAILY WARMUPS

Monday, July 7, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Format Fever - more more notes

Here's a list of formats available to the comic book maker in 2014.

The template numbers on the following list are for templates used in my Correspondence Course.
Please email me santoroschoolATgmail for information.


1. comic book
2. mome / new love and rockets
3. french bd album
4. manga
5. trade paperback - think chester brown collections
6. american magazine size
7. standard digest zine
8. magazine ratio digest zine
9. mini-comic
10. tabloid
11. no format - web format - 920 dpi wide scroll - whatthingsdo / ny times ratio
12. movie screen

**The "no format" of webcomics is it's own subject. I am forefronting the WhatThingsDo aesthetic because it jibes closely with the current wide screen tv screen / movie screen aesthetic. I understand that most webcomics are thinner and incorporate headings, sidebars, etc - in that case one would "find the square" and create a system of periodicity for the scroll. See this post about scrolling.

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I think the most basic choices however are these three -in order of size:

manga (basically same size as most paperbacks) 5 x 7.5 inches

north american comic book (same ratio as digest zine) 6.5 x 10.25 inches

magazine size (basically the same as French BD) 8.5 x 11 inches - varies slightly

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 But lets look at all of them:

























FORMAT FEVER

1. comic book
2. mome / new love and rockets
3. french bd album
4. manga
5. trade paperback - think chester brown collections
6. american magazine size
7. standard digest zine
8. magazine ratio digest zine
9. mini-comic
10. tabloid
11. no format - web format - 920 dpi wide scroll - whatthingsdo / ny times ratio
12. movie screen

**The "no format" of webcomics is it's own subject. I am forefronting the WhatThingsDo aesthetic because it jibes closely with the current wide screedn tv screen / movie screen aesthetic. I understand that most webcomics are thinner and incorporate headings, sidebars, etc -