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Basically it breaks down like this. He proposes that you can comfortably fit 210 words on a comics page without it looking too text heavy. So if you have a six panel grid you've got 35 words per panel.
I think this is a great tool for writing comics where it's important to say as much as possible with as few words as possible as space is limited and the word/picture ration is important as far as being pleasing to the eye. Another way to put it: If it's too long for a tweet it's too long for a word balloon.
I keep a chart pinned up in my workspace that looks something like this:
While I find this a useful writing reference for tightening up wordy dialogue, I also find it's a helpful reference for laying out collaborative comics pages.<p class="">If I'm have trouble figuring out a tricky layout where there's a lot of dialogue I might do a quick word count to determine the panel size. Lots of words = bigger panels. Alternatively if I want more space for a visual I might do a word count for another panel to figure out how much space I can steal. So 52 words or so is a 1/4 page panel.13 words or so is a 1/16 page panel.</p>
I tend to stick to more traditional page layouts with clearly defined borders and gutters so YMMV.
Also I don't use this all the time because that just reduces everything to math which is boring but it's a good tool to have in the box when space is an issue.
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<div class="">Written by Chris Roberson<div class="">Illustrated by Dennis Culver<div class="">Colors by Stephen Downer<div class="">Letters by John J Hill<div class="">
<div class="">Introduction by Kurt Busiek<div class="">
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Periscope Studios is once again hosting me at their megabooth and I will be sitting in the same section with Steve Lieber, Ron Randall, Karl Kesel and Aaron McConnell. #2617
I'm selling all the prints and posters that I offer on my Big Cartel Store dennisculver.bigcartel.com/ as well as a few new ones of images that I have proven popular here and elsewhere. Which ones? You'll have to swing by my table to find out!
I'm also drawing commissions 5x7 inked with copic greys like this one dennisculver.tumblr.com/post/4… are $20 and Full figure 9x12 commissions are $50. If you want to preorder something, contact me at dculver at gmail
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you at the show!
If you haven't checked out the book, now is your chance. If you like it issues 2 and 3 are already on sale for 99 cents each.
Finally Oakland and Portland united for the common good of comics!
I'll have prints and books for sale and I'll also be taking commissions:
Single character 9x12 bw for $40.
If you'd like to preorder a sketch or want multiple characters email me dculver at gmail.
The are only 5 print sets of my illustrations of the Wire cast left. They're exactly as pictured above, 4 prints sized 19x13 each print. $40 for the print set and once these are gone I don't plan to make anymore.
Buy them here: www.etsy.com/listing/70954043/…
I've also got some other prints of recent work up there like the Breaking Bad, Justice Society and Don Cthulhu pieces in my store:
If you're in the area stop by and say hello! I'll be doing sketches and I should have a few Rollerderby books and Wire prints for sale.
I'll have copies of True Tales of Roller Derby and the Jam! Anthology. In addition to the books I'll have some Vegan Zombie postcards and stickers and I'll be taking on commissions. Commissions are $40 for a single character 9x12.
Exclusive to the show I've made up a set of prints featuring ALL the Wire characters I'd drawn last year. It's 4 huge 13x19 prints and the set will cost $40. I have a very limited supply so find me early if you want a set.
Im going to be at the Emerald City Comicon next month in Seattle and I am taking preshow commission orders. If youre planning to attend the show and especially if you want a good referenced likeness of a Wire character its a good idea to preorder.
Its $40 for a single figure illustration like the one above on 9x12 bristol board. If youre not attending the show add $5 for shipping. If youre wanting one or something more elaborate drop me a line at culver at funwrecker dot com.
Chris Sims does a really nice write up at Comics Alliance:
And Dean Trippe is a fan of Captain Batarang on Project Rooftop:
Those are two of my favorite websites so I am pretty excited about their support.
I'm currently available for commissions so drop me a line if you're interested.
Also you can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/#!/dennisculver
And i am also on tumblr posting daily art at dennisculver.tumblr.com/
I sell shirts and stickers through Redbubble.
You can buy them here:
Also I've set up an Amazon Store where you can buy my published work:
Lastly I am available for commissions! Nothing says love like a drawing of Batman punching someone. Prices start at $50 for a single character 9x12 ink illustration. Contact me at dculver at g mail dot com if you're interested.
Thanks for looking at my drawings and I hope you have a good holiday.
There's a story in it written and drawn by me about time travelling rollergirls. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?
$25 bw $40 color
If you want something special like puzzle cards let me know.
Normal Marvel sketchcard rules apply. No zombies, No smoking, No actor likenesses.
Paypal is the preferred method of payment email@example.com
You can find me at The Plastic Farm Press table in Artist's Alley J-08. Plastic Farm was the first place to pay me for making comics so they hold a special place in my heart.
I'll have copies of True Tales of Roller Derby for sale and you can sneak peek some pages from my story in the Jam! Anthology and the ogn I'm working on both from Oni Press. If you can't find me at my table I will likely be at the Oni table chatting with my awesome editor, Jill.
I'll also be drawing! $10 Sketchcards and $20 8x10 commissions. If you're in Juggalo facepaint I will definitely draw you something for free!
I just posted some of my favorites but there are a bunch more on my sketchjournal and it updates daily.
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