Exciting news for you guys, THIS WEEK ONLY anyone with a LinkedIn account can access ALL LYNDA classes for free! That means you can watch all 5 of my comic book courses FOR FREE as many times as you want. 

 Please check them out and SHARE. Not only will you learn my way of tackling comics, you’ll help me out by showing LYNDA you enjoy my classes and then I’ll be able to make MORE


REAL HEROES EAT PIZZA! I’m raffling off this cool original piece of turtle art this weekend at Heroes con table AA-727, but this is for those of you who couldn’t make it to North Carolina, I don’t want you to miss your chance to WIN! It’s simple. 

Purchase either 1 ticket for $2, 3 for $5 or 12 for $20 from the BISHSTORE. Of course you can buy as many as you like, but you save $ when you get 3 at a time. I’ll pull a physical ticket for you from my raffle tickets at the show and then on Sunday June 19th I’ll draw one ticket from an OOZE CANISTER and pick 1 lucky winner. 

You could wind up winning this original 11x14 drawing for as little as $2.
The more you buy the better your chances!
I’m also opening up the raffle to you ONLINE people almost 2 days early, so that can’t hurt your chances! GOOD LUCK!

Designing Dynamic Layouts with Text and Dialog in Comics

Designing Dynamic Layouts with Text and Dialog in Comics
with: Ben Bishop

…is now live:

Course Description:
Layout begins with two pieces: an illustrated comic and a script. It ends with a dynamic design where both words and action leap off the page. This balance—between text and images—is essential for new artists to master. Here professional comic creator Ben Bishop shares his techniques for laying out narration, dialog, and sound effects in a comic book. He reviews the different terms (speech balloons, captions, panels, gutters, sound effects, etc.) and then shows examples of how to use these devices, with pages from some of his favorite artists’ work. Then he goes through the different options available when adding text to a comic page, using the same script in different ways and exploring what different treatments do to the story. These exercises illustrate the most effective and impactful compositions and design options when laying out the text on the illustrated page.

Topics Include:
Writing left to right, top to bottom
Adding script placeholders and rough balloon placements
Pausing and pacing
Showing inner dialog
Adding sound effects
Putting it all together in InDesign

1h 34m

Using Format