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Drawing Comics Lab by Robyn Chapman

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UNIT 3

Storytelling

SO YOU HAVE THE BASICS OF PAGE BUILDING DOWN, and now it’s time to draw some stories. But where to start? My best advice: start small. Put that comics opus you’ve been dreaming about since you were thirteen on hold for a while. Any runner will tell you that starting a marathon without proper training is a recipe for disaster (many suggest a full year of training before your first race). Consider these labs as your training regime.

The following exercises are designed to jump-start your stories. A few of them have you starting from scratch, with little more than a memory, an image, or a bit of text to work from. And they don’t require prior planning—in fact, planning would work against you. Instead, they call on your imagination, ...

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