eBook Web Comics for Teens, 1st Edition

  • Michael Duggan North Arkansas College
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  • ISBN-10: 1305491505
  • ISBN-13: 9781305491502
  • DDC: 741.51
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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About

Overview

Are you always doodling heroes and villains for your own comic adventures? Have you ever imagined creating your own comic book for others to read? With "Web Comics for Teens", you can! "Web Comics for Teens" introduces you to the skills, tools, and programs you need to create your own web comics, comics, and cartoons published on the World Wide Web. The book begins with an introduction to basic pencil and ink drawing techniques to help you hone your illustration skills. You’ll learn how to create memorable characters that come to life and how to develop your own unique drawing style. From there you’ll discover how to compose and lay out a comic strip and get tips to help you create a great story. Once you have the basics of the story down you’ll learn how to incorporate popular comical themes to add wit and humor to your comic. When your story is complete the book will show you how to use Flash software to bring your web comic to life with awesome backgrounds, cool animation, and sound effects. And if you want to take your art to the next level, you’ll get the tips and information you need to host and publish your web comic on the internet where you can share it with others. With "Web Comics for Teens", you could be the next web comic star!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Acknowledgments.
About the Author.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: So You Want to Be a Comic Artist….
2: Basic Drawing Techniques.
3: Character Construction.
4: Express Yourself.
5: Comics Layout and Language.
6: Heroic Story Writing.
7: Gag Writing.
8: Principles of Animation.
9: Animation Basics in Flash 8.
10: Building Scenes.
11: Spinning a Web.
12: Making Money with Your Comics.
13: Final Words.
Appendix.
Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan is an Oklahoma-born author and illustrator with a background in game and web design. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Game Art and Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Michael currently lives in the Ozark Mountains with his wife and step-kids and is an applications developer and digital media instructor at North Arkansas College.