Tools of the Trade

Welcome to Comic Book Creation. An introduction to comic books and stories. Today, we will be learning about the tools of the trade of comic book creation!

Drawing Tools

  • White Paper (8.5” x 11” size)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener for pencil
  • 12” Ruler
  • Stapler to assemble your book
  • Colored Pencils
  • Folder to keep your work in

Computer Requirements

  • Video: your computer needs to be able to play audio and video for this course.
  • Headset: to help listen to the instructor and to avoid disturbing others in the room.
  • Printer: to print downloaded Class Tools.
  • Webcam or Scanner: you may scan or take a webcam picture of your hard work for feedback.
  • Computer folder named Comic Book Creation for keeping downloaded Class Tools and pictures of your hard work.

Downloaded Class Tools:

Print these to use as your guides, or use a separate sheet of paper.

  • Character Creation Sheet
  • Turnaround Sheet
  • Character Bio
  • Parts of a Comic Book
  • Thumbnails Sheet
  • Pages Sheet
  • Assembly Sheet

Ideas

Your ideas are what drive this course. Use your own character and story idea to create this project. What if you are stuck creating a character? Feel free to copy my examples or even use an existing character and challenge yourself to make their appearance unique in your own way.