Hey guys! Here’s another comic that I’ve put quite a lot of planning into and am looking forward to starting in the future! But which one do you guys want
Hey guys this is a new comic series i’m thinking about doing in the future… Feel free to leave comments below
The plot – the most difficult of all the challenges when it comes to cartooning, this is the part where most cartoons end up falling apart, when making a plot
The cartoon’s scene is what immediately tells the reader what kind of a cartoon they’re about to read, therefore it is vital that you get it spot-on. In the cartooning
One of the most important things about cartoons is their genres, these are what tell people what kind of comic they’re reading, and this can be very important when it
The plot – the most difficult of all the challenges when it comes to cartooning, this is the part where most cartoons end up falling apart, when making a plot you must always make it unique and (my favourite word) random. Unless you want an average, dull cartoon, it must always be random in comparison to the average cartoons, this can be achieved by creating lots of unexpected twists and turns in your plot, but you must always make sure it makes sense right the way through, and that the plot always links together no matter how many twists and turns. Good luck.
The cartoon’s scene is what immediately tells the reader what kind of a cartoon they’re about to read, therefore it is vital that you get it spot-on. In the cartooning world there are certain scenes which are naturally affiliated with the genre of cartoon. For example, if you were to make a detective/mystery cartoon – most people would decide to create a dark, gloomy night-time scene possibly based on a London street at night, but, for something like a action car chase type cartoon, people would often choose an early morning mountain-road scene, but the choice is yours. If you want to make a mysterious, gloomy, type of cartoon then go for a mysterious, gloomy scene and so on, so remember, your scene should always match your cartoon.
One of the most important things about cartoons is their genres, these are what tell people what kind of comic they’re reading, and this can be very important when it comes to making your reader interested in your comic. It is vital to always use a wide range of genres so people of all tastes can enjoy your comics. If you are stuck on what genre of comic you want to make then you can roll a dice, 1-Action, 2-Adventure, 3-Comedy etc. Or you can take turns in doing the genres so for example, ‘Today I will make a Fantasy comic’ and ‘Tommorow I will make a comedy comic’ and so on and so forth. However, if you want to doÂ non-random, advanced, profesional choosing, you might want to do some good ol’ market research. Market Research is simply when you go out and ask people what they enjoy most, so, for example I might ask my family what their favourite and least-favourite genres of cartoons are and I would work from that, if I found out that 75% said their favourite was Fantasy, I would start with a Fantasy comic. However, the only problem with asking your family is that a lot of the time they have the same sort of taste of cartoons, so if you want to extremely high-level Market Research, then you can ask the public, the more people you ask, the more accurate your data will be.
When making characters I find it easiest to base them on real life people or animals. For example when making a villain you might want to base it on your headteacher, or your dad, or a bull or something else completely random. Once you have chosen who to base it on, you then look for exaggerated parts of the face or body, for example the person I’m basing my cartoon on has quite a large nose, therefore I will include that nose and make it larger and more visible against the face. Also colours are key, if you want to create a dark, evil character, include lots of dark, evil colours, and visa-versa for the heroes or goodies, and if you really want to take it to the next level then you can include shadowing techniques to give the character good or bad essences. Now when making the heroes or good-guys as they’re usually called, you have two choices, you can either go for a sort of average price-charming type hero, or something utterly different, for example your hero doesn’t always need to have a rippling six-pack and bulging muscles, it could just be a little nerd who discovers that he/she has the ability to wield technology so advanced it could protect the world from absolutely anything, or something else maybe an old man who can bring cartoons to life with the touch of his hand, the choice is yours…
This is where all the magic happens, if you want to enjoy and become inspired by my comics, then click on the ‘Comics’ category there you can select what genre (type of) comic you would like to read. If you would like to have your comic shown enter it to the Contests! blog, and enter your name and age. For more info about the contests look at the ‘Contests!’ category to see the post about it. Get Inspired! Enjoy!
If you are stuck and can’t seem to come up with ideas for your comics then click on the ‘Help’ category to find out tips and steps to creating your characters, plots, settings and the genres it could belong to. I hope you find it useful. Enjoy!
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