I wanted to make a quick post about a small project I'm working on. There is a workshop going on right now at the Art&Story Podcast forums (only open to members) on making Mini-Comics! What's a mini comic?
Well, from my understanding, its literally that. A mini comic. I've seen some made from a regular 8.5x11 piece of paper folded twice, to a little bigger. I think the golden rule here, is keep it simple, and keep it fun!
So, I started my journey of coming up with a story by flipping through the folder on my computer. There is a fantasy story that I have been adding to for a while now, and I thought what the heck. Why not take one of the characters out of there, and turn it into a mini comic? And that is exactly what I've done. Now, I noticed that a lot of mini-comics are around 6-15 pages. After I finished plotting my story out, I realized, I'm going to need more. Then the thought came to me, "If I'm doing a 30 page mini-comic, is it a mini any more?" I still have not come up with the answer. I suppose, considering the size this will be, it would still be considered a mini comic.
Any who! So, the project is called "Paladin" for now. The title will most likely change, as this is just a working title. Here is the pitch so far, which will also change:
"A village awakens to the tracks of a Monster, fallen warriors and kidnapped children. A wandering Paladin, with the local Shaman hunt for the Monster. They race to save the children from doom, lies and corruption lace their difficult path."
Lots going on there for a mini isn't there? Ha ha, well. Only way to see how it turns out is to JUMP right in! So, here are a couple of sketches of characters I did today as well. Everything is bound to change, but there are some things that will stick for sure.
Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon! See ya then!