Archives for Drawing/comics

New horror RPG scenario

I finally had time to take all my notes for the last scenario I wrote and format them properly in a nice PDF so people can read it and enjoy it. It’s a horror scenario set in 1914 London, where the protagonists are suffragettes (the radical branch of the suffragist movement). The themes are oppression, feminism and […]

Role-playing games and creative writing

Note: if you think RPGs = Dungeons and Dragons (or otherwise nerdy fantasy), go read “Role-Playing Games as a medium” first! I started being an RPG narrator as an adult not too long ago, and a whole world opened for me. Although I was convinced I wouldn’t have time to write my own scenarios (stories) […]

Role-playing games and drawing

In the last couple of months I have become obsessed with role-playing games again. I used to play a lot in my teens and some in my early twenties, and then completely stopped until around one year ago. Some months ago I decided to be the narrator (as opposed to regular player) and the obsession […]

Making comics

Almost one year ago now I finished reading “See What I Mean” (summary part 1, part 2), the book that got me started making comics. Now I’m reading the excellent “Drawing Words & Writing Pictures” and I’m learning much more about techniques and visual language. The first book I recommend if you are intrigued by […]

Book summary: See What I Mean (II)

This is the second half of my summary of “See What I Mean“, by Kevin Cheng. It covers from chapter 6 until the end. See the first half on this blog. Laying out the comic Once the script is ready, you sketch the comic storyboard to answers these questions: Composition of each panel (where characters […]

Book summary: See What I Mean (I)

Oh, boy. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? This is the first post of the year, and it will be about the first book I’ve finished, “See What I Mean” by Kevin Cheng (which, by the way, I got from O’Reilly’s Blogger Review Program). It’s a book about using comics “for work”, to communicate ideas […]

Comic hunting

Some time ago (probably a couple of years) I learned about a couple of TMNT issues that I wanted to read. Yes, that means “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. I never thought I would want to read a TMNT comic, let alone paying for it, but there you go. The reason why I wanted to read […]