Practice drawing. In order to ensure that you're at
your very best, create sketches of basic items. People, animals,
backgrounds, and props are excellent subjects to begin with. By
familiarizing yourself with the shape and structure of general items,
you'll find it easier to draw your comic strips, especially since you'll
be making less mistakes.
Create your characters. Choose catchy names for them.
Experiment with all types of characters, not just ordinary people. Try
super-humans, aliens, or inanimate objects coming to life. Additionally,
animals make excellent companions because they can mimic or enlarge
certain characteristics that you want the main character to portray. For
example, you could have an owl with a large head for a brainy girl, a
dog with a frown for a grouchy man, or a hyena with a cheesy smile for
someone who always sees the funny side of life.
Practice drawing your characters. Play around with different body
positions and facial features. By establishing their basic structures
and main faces, you'll be able to draw them with more confidence.Dip deep into your character. After selecting their name and
personality, fill up their skeleton with extra details. While you may
not reveal all of their quirks to your audience, their personal details
will help them feel more real to you. This will help you connect to
them, and you'll be able to bring them to life in your comicsThink of a short, amusing tale or a humorous skit featuring a joke for your comic.
Once you establish a basic plot, write down the main story with
additional details. Scribbling down your characters' dialogue will also
be useful. Also, adapt your jokes for the age group that you intend this
comic for. For example, complicated jokes will be more appropriate for
teenagers or adults rather than young children.
Make a rough copy of your first comic. Determine its
structure, as well as the size of the boxes that will be containing the
characters and their story. Use stick figures or quick drawings to
figure out the basic skeleton of your comic. Do not worry about doing
your best, as this is a rough draft.
Create a unique name for your comic. Be sure it
blends with the subject of your comic. Avoid choosing popular or dull
names; otherwise, people will be reluctant to read your work. If you
have trouble thinking of one, surf the Internet for suggestions or read
other people's titles for inspiration.
Create a good copy of your comic. A "good copy" is
the real version of your comic where the details and colors are
completed. This step should be finished once you have established a
basic structure of your comic. Sketch out the characters and their
surroundings, being sure to add detail to your drawings. Once you are
satisfied with the drawings, go over them with black ink for a
professional look. To color the comic, you can either scan it into the
computer and digitally color it. Otherwise, you can use special color
pencils or markers.
Show the comic to your family and friends.
Ask them to read it and give you a critique. This will help you to
gauge how funny and successful your comic is, which will guide your
Keep your comic in a safe place. Continue practicing and creating new comics. You may consider publishing your works in the future.
Mark as best if possible