Comics Design: the Past and the Present

1 Jan, 2018 / Bob

A long time ago comics acquired a status of contemporary art balancing on the edge of illustrations and texts. Someone is delighted with comic book illustrations, while others do not see anything remarkable in them and remain indifferent. However, anyone has definitely heard of comics. This unique painted world is known even to those who do not read them.

Somebody may think that these illustrated stories are the present-day entertainment, but the very first comic superheroes such as, for instance, Captain America by Marvel, firstly appeared during World War II and the aim of this graphic novel was to raise people’s patriotic spirit. This example, as well as many others, shows that comics design can have a great captivating power, which is able to attract readers’ attention to some problems.

Some contemporary popular comics become the basis of famous Hollywood blockbusters, for instance, “The Avengers” by Marvel or “The Dark Knight Rises” by DC Comics. The severe confrontation between these two biggest comic book publishers, especially in the film production industry, is also known to many people.

Actual comic book production even gave birth to several festivals such as the American “San-Diego Comic-Con International” or French “Angouleme International Comics Festival.” These events are known all over the world and were firstly planned as comics exhibitions and meetings for comic book illustrators and designers.

It is not surprising that comics design and book illustration services are very respected in modern society because graphic novels can give a wide creative space for many writers and graphic designers who want to express themselves effectively, to share their thoughts and feelings with a large number of people worldwide, and to attract readers’ attention to significant problems.

 

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If you decide to create comics yourself, you should be aware about its main kinds:

  1. Comic strip – a small one-page comic. You can use it in newspapers and magazines.
  2. Graphic novel – a complete work published in a book, at least 60 pages in size. Usually, there are no superheroes in it.
  3. Webcomics – a comic published on the Internet.
  4. Manga – Japanese black&white comics, made in anime style.
  5. Independent comics.

 

The types of comics as well as experiences of comic artists may vary, but all of them are eager to tell stories, becoming the main character of a graphic novel, saving the world from villains, and visualizing dreams!

So, no matter what type of comics you choose, you should remember that nowadays a great deal of comics are produced digitally by comic book production companies. There have always been exceptions, but modern technologies allow us to work together, easily transferring a project from one person to another, sharing ideas.

If you have already crafted the idea and the plot of your first graphic novel, but you are not so good at painting, the Wow-How team will be glad to help you both with 2D illustrations and 2D animation! Contact us today to get more information!

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