Process and Design for a Looping Comic

  • Project: Create A Loop Using A Time Media
  • I began by sketching out rough ideas and compositions with the aim of creating a looping comic narrative. 
  • I designed the main character, a little knight, digitally. This allowed me to mix and match designs to find the best solution.
  • I did the same thing with the dragon. The choice here was to either create a large, typical monster, or one that was smaller and cuter. Ultimately, to enhance the idea that this beast may or may not be her friend, I chose the larger build.
  • Scanning and tracing the previously sketched thumbnails, I designed each panel digitally. Here I decided that the loop would work best if the reader could begin at any panel. So, to ensure continuity, myself and many of my peers read the story. Once it was decided that the sequence made sense with each possibility, I began the final sketches on paper.
  • Panels were sketched, painted with watercolor, and lined. Texture was added with watercolor pencils. The book was then bounded together with small metal jump rings.
  • STORY EXAMPLE 1
  • Here, the girl sees the dragon terrorizing farm animals. She runs to him, threatens him, and then hold out meat. The story concludes with them cuddling.
  • STORY EXAMPLE 2
  • In this version, the girl runs to the dragon to feed him. Once the dragon has a taste for the meat, he runs off to find more. This story ends with the girl being annoyed with the dragon.
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