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Have you ever wanted to make your own manga, graphic novel or comic?
Most aspiring creators focus on the art or the story, and forget about the printing process. But understanding the printing process is crucial to your success!
Learning about the printing process doesn't seem like much fun. It can even be stressful or boring. But now you don't need to worry about that! This course breaks the printing process down into easy, bite-sized chunks. In less than one hour you will learn everything you need to get started. That way you can focus on the part you love - making awesome stories with awesome art!
In this course you will learn about:
This video teaches you about the traditional process of drawing a comic or manga from thumbnails to colors. This is important to understand, because it feeds into the printing process.
In this video we discuss what size to draw your comic or manga at to get the best looking print job.
Your printer will expect your files to look a certain way. In this video I explain what you need to do, and how this impacts your final product.
It's important to understand the limitations around page count. They are easy to work around, but you definitely need to understand what they are before sending your files to the printer! All is explained in this video.
This quiz will test you on some of the basic topics covered in this course.
A lot of people are confused by resolution. Fear not, this video explains it all!
In this video, we take a look at two different types of graphics programs, and how they will affect your artwork's resolution.
Color on a computer screen works differently from color on a printed document. In this video, I explain the difference. I also explain what you need to do so that your comic/manga's color is ready for print.
Should you spend all that money printing your comic or manga? How do you test the market before printing? Should you use a traditional printer or POD? We discuss all of these questions in this video.
Do you want your comic/manga to be a book or a magazine? What are the differences? How do printers bind books and magazines? This video covers all of these topics.
In this video I explain what an ISBN is, and explain why you might need one.
This video explains how to prepare your computer files for print. What file type should you use? How do you minimize file size in megabytes without reducing the quality of your artwork? This video answers these questions.
Your printer will ask you to choose paper types for your comic or manga. This video gives you a brief run down on some ways in which paper can vary.
In this video we cover the final part of the process prior to your print run going to print.
Hi, my name is Geoff and I'm a professional illustrator.
From a young age I have had a passion for drawing, inspired by comics, cartoons and the animal world. I taught myself to draw, and now I want to teach you!
Whether you want to draw for fun, or professionally, I want your drawing experience to be as easy as possible. I do this by pointing out simple observations that most students miss, and by sharing lessons from my 27 years of drawing experience.
I'll give you tips I learned when studying a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia and knowledge I gained while working professionally in animation and illustration.