RELIVE FRIK IN ALL HIS INSANITY!
In my last article, I talked about various kinds of Table Displays for your first convention as well as revealing mistakes I had made with my first con. Today I will continue talking about preparing for your first convention, and I’ll focus on support items for your table like business cards and hand outs.
In my last article, I talked about prepping for your first convention, specifically about banners and getting prints made of your work. This week I’ll talk about various table display stands. This will definitely be more of a “learn from my mistakes” sort of article, so I hope you get something out of it.
In my last article, I talked about The 180 degree rule and how to apply it to the shot composition of your comics. This and the next couple of articles, I’ll discuss prepping for your first comic convention. There’s a lot of things you need to consider before you even set foot inside the convention center, so hopefully I can give you some insight and resources into the process. (continue reading…)
In my last article, I focused on over the shoulder shots, up and down angles, and whether to center your content or not. This week I’ll talk about something that most people don’t even think about in comics, and that’s the ’180 degree rule’ for shot composition. Out of all the things I’ve talked about so far, people will probably think of this one as the most trivial of them all, but it’s actually important so that readers don’t get confused on what’s going on. Let’s continue our crudely made drawings from last week…
In my last article on how to make comics, I discussed shot composition with wide, medium, and close up shots, and all the variations in between. In this installment, I will talk about the over the shoulder shot, as well as utilizing up and down angled shots, and whether to center your subject or not. These articles are more geared towards people who are new to creating comics, but hopefully there’s something here for the veteran creators as well.
I have a lot of photos and stories from the last two conventions I had a table at but haven’t had a chance to post them yet, so please stay tuned. Also working on my convention schedule for next year so will keep you posted on all of that as well. Expect a new “how to” article tomorrow!
This week has been rather hectic for me with a million little things going on plus one family related thing I needed to take care of. Because of this, I will not be posting a “how to” article this week. I’m sorry for this. I haven’t had time lately to build up a buffer in the articles, so I’ve been writing them days before they go live. I will have one next week, so please stay tuned!
In other news, I thought I would write a paragraph about absolutely nothing. See, nothing just can’t exist without there being something to compare it to. If you didn’t have something, you couldn’t have nothing, right? Now if you have more than something, that truly is something, but you’ll be further away from nothing, which apparently isn’t your intention because you love to live in a void of nothing. So the next time someone asks you what you’ve been up to and you say “nothing”, just remember that somewhere out in the universe, there’s someone else who said “something”, because that’s how the universe balances itself out.
Of course you’re thinking, “If he had time to write about nothing, why didn’t he just write the article in the first place?” My answer to that is, “Touche.”
In the last article, “Shot Composition (Establishing shot)”, we discuss the importance of setting the scene so readers know where it’s taking place. In this article, I will discuss wide, medium, and closeup shots and how they could be used. This guide is more geared towards people just starting out creating their comic, but hopefully there’s something here for the comic veterans as well.
Come see me today and tomorrow at Archon in Collinsville, Illinois! I’ll be selling my Frik comic and showing off my brand new comic, HOLES IN IT. The Artist Alley area is FREE to the public! You do not have to buy a ticket to the con to see me! This may be my last showing of 2013, so hope to see you there!
#1 Gateway Center Drive
Collinsville, IL. 62234
CONVENTION HOURS: Starts 5pm Friday and ends Noon on Sunday. (Yes, a whole weekend straight through!)
MY HOURS: Today 5pm-9pm and Saturday, 9am-9pm.