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Art & Story

Mark Rudolph

Arts, Visual Arts

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Visual Arts 169

Comic book creators Mark Rudolph and Jerzy Drozd discuss their process of creation and thoughts on the craft of sequential art. Show notes can be found here: http://cvcomics.com/artandstory This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com

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Your Comic From The Ground Up, Pt 1

September 23rd, 2009

Episode 109 of 207 episodes

With this episode we begin a multi-part series called Your Comic From The Ground Up, through which we hope to more formally document all of the cartooning strategies we've used thus far when developing our comics from concept to completion. In this first part we concern ourselves with previsualization--starting from scratch. We break our discussion into a section on the theoretical concerns, followed by a section on practical techniques. Theory Beginning with a character or characters: Aspiration & Terror as character motivations Finding surprises within characters Discovering whether or not the character(s) will achieve their goals Character and story themes Sensible endings Beginning with a concept: Meaning/themes The twist Merging genres Tonal exploration Practical Character-based development strategies: Collecting actors Gesture studies Ink studies/style studies Turnaround/full character design The one-sentence description Concept-based development strategies: Visualize key scenes Rough outline Links mentioned this episode: Closing Doors (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/orionpakks/closing_doors/series.php?view=archive&chapter=4443&mpe=1&step=1) Say It In Slugs (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/orionpakks/say_it/series.php?view=archive&chapter=4484&mpe=1&step=1) John Oxbow: Man Out of Time (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6103340) Mulligan's Run (http://cvcomics.com/?page_id=210) Equalizers of the Divide (http://equalizers.sugaryserials.com/2007/10/10/2007-10-10_equalizers-52m/) Switch Runners (http://switchrunners.sugaryserials.com/2008/06/21/2008-06-21_switchrunners-o1/) The Front (http://mlatcomics.com/front_index.html) Follow Mark (http://twitter.com/Mark_Rudolph) and Jerzy (http://twitter.com/jerzy) on Twitter! itpc://recordings.talkshoe.com/rss49181.xml - Subscribe through iTunes http://recordings.talkshoe.com/rss49181.xml - RSS Feed Visit our website: http://artandstorypodcast.com Email us: [email protected] The Art & Story Hotline: (760) 923-8975

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