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    Thinking of starting a comic

    I'm thinking of starting a comic about my Fursona, Tribble, and his day-to-day life and the struggles he faces. Do you guys have any tips on how to start a comic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socks the Fox View Post
    I think this is good advice :3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHfVn_cfHU
    That got a good laugh outta me.

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    my advice is to not expect to be able to create an entire comic series right off the bat. Start off with like, self-contained strips that can stand on their own, make em' at your own pace and see how it works out for you. Making comics is a bit tricky, since you don't just have to draw it but you also have to write and plan it out so that it ends up being funny.

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    Yes, follow Mr. LaBeouf's advice. If you're asking about the mechanics of it, just read other comics and see how they do it. If you're planning some sort of story arc, outlines are your friend.

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    I will say this: Be careful about where you place your text. Don't cover up the artwork if possible. Lay out the artwork to make room for the text.

    Second, be sure the panel flow is obvious. 3-4 panel strips are easy, but pages can be tricky.

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    Yeah, I gotta agree with Mr. LaBeouf, too. As funny as the video is, it's the plain truth. If you want to make comics, the biggest step is simply to begin making comics.

    Noxid's advice is good, too. Don't start with an opus. Start simple, set goals that don't overwhelm you. Once you build up momentum and experience, bigger tasks seem easier.

    As to the actual mechanics of making a comic, I recommend beginning with an outline. For a strip comic, the outline could simply be a single line describing the strip, followed by breaking it down further to a single line for each panel. Everyone is full of ideas, authors are those who write their ideas down. Once you have the outline it's easy to turn that into a script or a thumbnail.

    Thumbnails are a great way to plan your comic. Just stick figures and boxes to map out how you want to layout the panels, the action, and where you'll leave space for word balloons.

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    "Making Comics" by Scott McCloud. Is an amazing book. It's not genre specific and focus more on layout and storytelling aspects.

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    Before you start doing comic, build up the energy by doing something like "100 pic sketches done" in a month iron artist.

    Cause making a comic consume that much energy if you want to make them good with proper color and shading.

    But if you're going for shit-n-giggle, just write down the idea, draft it then draw it if you like it.

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