Comics are fun, funny, and creative ways to express yourself. They are a popular form of storytelling that entertains and educates by providing a visual medium for retelling stories and complex ideas through images and dialogue.
1. Create a topic you’re passionate about
It is important to choose a theme to get started on your comic strip. You should choose a theme you are passionate about and can illustrate easily. Some ideas for a topic might include: “A story about you and your best friend,” “Your sibling,” “An interesting subject in your community”.
2. Be creative
Before drawing your comic, think about what you want to draw and make sure that it is relevant to the theme. This will help you avoid the temptation to draw things that aren’t related to your subject and can also make it easier for you to come up with a good storyline and characters.
3. Think about your audience
Before you start your comic, decide who will read it and what age group the reader is, whether you are writing for children, teenagers, or adults. This will help you write jokes that are appropriate and don’t over-explain the story.
4. Identify the main character and sketch them
The main character of your comic is the main point of interest, they are the focus of the story, and therefore, you would want to give them a strong personality and traits. The character should be able to tell the reader what is happening in the comic, they should be realistic, and you should develop their character based on their actions.
5. Describe the background scenery
It’s also useful to have a setting for your comic, whether outdoor or indoor. The location will help you develop the characters and storyline, as it will be easier to draw things that are believable in your surroundings.
6. Use black lines
It is a good idea to draw your comic with black lines as it gives depth to the characters and helps them stand out on the page. You can also use darker shades to draw out the eyes, fur, or whiskers of your characters.
7. Use a range of fonts and sizes
When writing your comic, remember that lettering can be used to show how the characters are feeling. For example, small text may mean that they are whispering, while large text could be a shout.
8. Use speech bubbles
When creating your comic, be sure to include some speech or thought bubbles to help clarify what is being said. This can be a great way to get your readers to follow the story. The speech bubbles can have various shapes, like a cloud that conveys thinking or jagged edges that indicate volume and excitement.
9. Using your imagination
Letting your imagination run wild will allow you to come up with unique comic strip ideas. Developing a unique story line and original characters will help you to create a comic that is both funny and interesting. It will also allow you to be creative with your art style and design.