Mickey in France – Part 3: Mickey’s Craziest Adventures by Keramidas & Trondheim

Glénat, French publisher of bande dessinée (comic books) has recently partnered with Disney to license French language comics featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. In a three part series, we will take a look at three of the artists and their work.

| Part 1: Loisel | Part 2: Cosey | Part 3: Keramidas & Trondheim |

Keramidas & Trondheim

Two old hands in the French Comics world, Nicolas Keramidas and Lewis Trondheim finish off our Mickey in France series with Mickey’s Craziest Adventures.

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Mickey in France – Part 2: The Melody Mystery by Cosey

Glénat, French publisher of bande dessinée (comic books) has recently partnered with Disney to license French language comics featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. In a three part series, we will take a look at three of the artists and their work.

| Part 1: Loisel | Part 2: Cosey | Part 3: Keramidas & Trondheim |

Cosey

French comic book artist Cosey has created an interesting look for his Mickey comic; faithful to the 1920s/30s aesthetic of early Disney comics while still infused with the style fans of Cosey are familiar with.

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Mickey in France – Part 1: Cafe Zombo by Loisel

Glénat, French publisher of bande dessinée (comic books) has recently partnered with Disney to license French language comics featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. In a three part series, we will take a look at three of the artists and their work.

| Part 1: Loisel | Part 2: Cosey | Part 3: Keramidas & Trondheim |

Loisel

French comic book artist Regis Loisel, working with Disney and the French Comics publisher Glenat, has produced a most interesting comic book inspired by Floyd Gottfredson’s work in the late 20’s and early 30’s.

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Repost: Hanna K. Comics

Last year we took a look at the work of Hanna K Nyström. Read her three page comic, Don’t Eat That, and then take a look at the sketches, thumbnails, and other process related images that she created to prepare for this comic.

Hanna K Nyström, illustratör och serietecknare med grundläggande utbildning i klassisk animation vid Fellingsbro Folkhögskola

Hanna K Nyström is an illustrator and cartoonist with basic training in classical animation at Fellingsbro Folkhögskola (University).

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Notes on Making Comics: Faith Erin Hicks

Here are the examples of artwork and process pictures by the artist Faith Erin Hicks that we looked at during class today

About Faith Erin Hicks (From her website):

Born in the wilds of British Columbia, the young Faith frolicked among the Sasquatch native to the province before moving to Ontario at age five. There she was homeschooled with her three brothers, and developed an unnatural passion for galloping around on horseback, though never without a proper helmet (because you only get one skull). After twenty years of suffering through Ontario’s obscenely hot summers, she migrated east, and now lives beside the other ocean in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She worked in animation for a bit, and now draws comics full time. She’s not sure how that happened either.

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Page Design: Establishing Place

An establishing shot in filmmaking and television production sets up, or establishes the context for a scene by showing the relationship between its important figures and objects. It is generally a long- or extreme-long shot at the beginning of a scene indicating where, and sometimes when, the remainder of the scene takes place. (wikipedia)

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Artist Spotlight: Dashawn Mahone

Dashawn Mahone is the creator of a comic called Valorous Tales, and is also a storyboard artist for Cartoon Network.

From the ‘About’ page on Valarous Tales:

Valorous Tales is a webcomic created by Dashawn Mahone. It originally started on February 14th, 2013. It is a tribute to the RPGs he played when he was younger. His only goal was to create something he would want to read if he were a kid again. Hopefully you enjoy it too!

Make sure to open the full post to check out examples of Mahone’s artwork.

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Short Form Comics for Sketch Journal

While our main project emphasis will be on long form comics I would like to introduce a new choice for you to pursue during sketch journal: short form comics.

I’ll explain more in class, but for now I’m going to take previous posts on this subject and put them here for now. Check below the fold for great examples of short form comics.

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Accommodating for Distance

When trying to depict a character as being far away, we tend to draw that character smaller. Consider also accommodating for that distance by dropping details and creating a simpler version of your character. Observe the varied levels of details depicted in the main character in Jake Wyatt’s Necropolis in the image at the head of this post (and below the fold). For that matter, consider how Wyatt does the same thing for the background elements: note the detail in the windmill in panel one and compare it with the same structure as drawn in panel seven. Also in that last panel, notice how the paved road and countryside is depicted in the foreground (the space in front of the character, in this case) and in the distant background. Continue Reading ›