Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club 004: October 2008


Hi guys, welcome to the Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club thread.

The idea of this series of week long threads is to be an incubator for your sequential
art ideas. This mean you can post ANYTHING that will facilitate the creation of your comic. (This means ideas, scripts, Concept Art, Finished art ) for:
[li]One panel Strip [/li][li]Three to Four Panel Strips[/li][li]Comic Book [/li][li]Storyboards (NEW!)[/li][/ul]Think of it of a club within the forum for people who WANT to do comics.

[li]Every Wednesday night a new week long thread will be posted on the CGTalk Daily Sketch Forum called:[color=darkorange]Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club XXX: MONTH YEAR [/li]

This will be the CORE thread, created by the moderator, (that would be me)
[li]You can post on the core thread anything you want as long as it related a to a sequential art idea[/li][li]If yo ualready have a web comic, well SHOW IT to us…[/li][li]WIP entries should be on the artists WIP thread. This thread might be hosted on the WIP forum OR…the Member SKETCH Collection [/li][li]This is a thread to allow creators to have fun so please feel free post your Comments[/li][/ul]IF and only IF we gather enough interest we might start doing voting for:
[li]Best Writing [/li][li]Best Story [/li][li]Best Art[/li][li]Most Updates[/li][li]Most Views (IE Highest ratings: I want to keep track on who has been getting the highest number of hits on the WIP thread for the comic…more on this later[/li][/ul]Keep this in mind.
A monthly comic book has 24 pages. And in order to have enough material for a graphic novel you should need to do 6 issues of a comic.

24 * 6 = 144 pages

This is why most pros do a at least a page a day.

And please if you do comic book, do it in multiple of 2.


If you think you can’t to a full comic book, do a 3 - 4 panel
newspaper strip. 5 - 10 updates a month are more than enough in my book.
And if you are going to do a comic book, do short stories first , since they usually have
4 to 6 pages. Think Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt or Amazing Stories for inspiration.
Good luck



Some highlights from last week:
Joel Hjertén

Frenzied minds

Mark Spencer Reynolds

Doof is sick
Christian So

[color=darkorange]Doof uses numbers
Christian So


Sean Finnegan


You guys have to read this…
Repost of post by Joel Hjertén

Originally Posted by RobertoOrtiz
Could you tell us a bit about your workflow?


Most certainly…

The concept part is all about figuring our the joke and making a quick sketch of the characters and important details.

This usually takes place in various brainstorming places like, in the shower (no sketching here) :), at a café or in a pub with friends (usually slightly drunk for the added benefits). :smiley:

First part here is to work out a joke, The subject usually starts out by me pick a common phrase that I like, it may have a certain ring to it and just pops up in my head if I look for it, I might have heard it on television or read it somewhere. Else I can pick a subject of choice, it could be any thing, from a potato to important political stuff. Or some interesting phenomenon, be it scientific, human behavior or some other subject that is weird or relevant to me in any way. From there I try to find really funny quirks and angles on the subject.

Once I settled on it, I usually make a quick sketch of the joke as I store it for later use, when there’s time to draw the image. Other wise I would have forgotten the joke, the staging and layout of the image.

The sketch… here my approach varies from time to time. I may start out straight on paper, sometimes even using my initial concept drawing as a straight base for the sketch. Or I may start the sketch on the computer.

It’s not entirely out of question to snatch photos of the internet for a rough base to help with the layout and lighting or with some objects. I make a living out of illustrations and I’ve learned it’s important to be as fast as possible, hey… time is money :), yet I spend to much time on some :D. “I don’t mind any thing that may help speed up the process”, that’s a very important rule for me. I may even use 3D for staging and layout purposes if necessary.

For more, go here:


had to at least give this thread a shot :slight_smile:

Painter, PS


Thanks Joel for an insight into your workflow, I looked at your other comics too, nice work.

Anyway, here’s my humble comic

Ep05 - Doof eats lunch

@Roberto: Something is wrong with the titling in your recap post.


very funny windmill.


Nice work Creeto. Doof is simple & great Windmill.

11 hours: Illustrator+Photoshop+Wacom


Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club 005: November 5- 11 2008


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