The Making Of

Posted Thur, 09/10/2009 by Joe in response to WIP Day 1

Instead of a new comic, I thought I’d treat you to an inside look at the creative process behind Apartment 4H, Dear readers.

Shown here is the first step in creation, story boarding! Once Dave sends me the script, I do thumbnail sketches of each panel, sometimes repeating them several times until the right composition presents itself. Larger sketches, such as the one above of War leaping heroically, are great for figuring out tough poses or facial expressions. And then, of course, teddy bears are always a plus.

Once the forthcoming “Extras” section of the site goes live, I’ll post a full step-by-step walk through of the 4H creation process. Something to look forward to!