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Comic Book Creation Course PART I

September 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Comic Book Creation :

Foundation Course Part 1

Available in the Daz Store.

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How to Create Comic Books using DAZ Studio

Have you ever considered using your Daz 3D assets to create a comic book?

Have you wanted to turn your rendered pictures into a story?

How do you do this and where do you begin?

You start with The Professional Comic Book Foundation Course! It’s a tutorial presented by digital comic publisher Drew Spence from The Dynamic Universe. The Griffin Avid takes his knowledge, gained from his formal education and the experience of creating one of the most popular CGI comics, and distills it into these tutorials.

These step by step materials will prepare you for planning your comic book story, managing your scripts, panels, pages and utilizing DAZ Studio and Photoshop in the workflow.

Tutorial 1 Planning and Plotting

  • Duration: 1 hour and 52 minutes
  • Planning and plotting
  • We’ll cover the first steps in creating your series and polish your work to a releasable level of quality. It’s a step-by-step exploration of the comic creation process and will place you in a position to tell your story with the look and feel you desire.
  • Getting your art to seem hand-drawn or look like a traditional comic book. We’ll explore over a dozen ways to turn your wonderful render into a comic panel and expand the Daz look into your own custom style. Options will include achieving a comic look before and after the render. That’s right! We can do it in post and let the Daz Studio work for you the way it always has.
  • Creating your overall story, structure and workflow. It’s the nuts and bolts of how to turn an idea into an actual system you can follow.
  • Discovering your genre and the Daz assets that will be needed. Focus your purchases into what you will need to create your story and take advantage of free items and methods to reduce your costs. Discover utility items that will help save time and expense.
  • Researching your purchases and products. You’ll learn to discern and dig deeper into the Daz asset. Uncover your hidden resources and stay one step ahead.
  • As a bonus, you’ll also get a practice assignment to prepare you for part II. What are you waiting for? Join us and dive in today.

Tutorial 2 Story Telling and Sequential Art

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  • Duration: 1 hour and 42 minutes
  • Now that part I has you off to a graphic start, Part II will explore the simple, but the powerful relationship between the panel, the page, and your script. We’ll deconstruct the narrative and study framing your renders and turn your camera shots into a live action version of your script. Then, we push your script to be more than just words of dialogue.
  • Using the Daz camera to craft your panels. Learn to work like a film director and approach your render as a larger set of pictures. We cover and help you create the basic technique for preparing your comic book pages in Daz Studio.
  • Camera Shots and special techniques. We put Depth of Field and Perspective to great effect as we start creating a sense of drama, focus and action – right inside the render! The course includes both pre-render and post work ideas. You’ll have a still-frame guide and a live demonstration, so you’ll absorb the lesson in the way you learn best!
  • How to make pages and place your panels. We’ll study the direction of the eye across your page and learn to control the interest of your readers. By the end, you’ll have a lock on the different types of pages and understand the key principles that turn pictures into sequential art.
  • Writing the Script and words to wow the world. After tackling the writing task, we cover the ways to turn your script into more than a list of dialogue points. Learn about creating your Master Guide and create a living document that grows with you as a storyteller and illustrator. The course will help to avoid common pitfalls as you acquire new skills.
  • Become the Editor and Art Director. We discuss two more jobs that you will need to perform – to bring your work to its highest level. Unlock your potential and think in macro terms about your workflow.
  • Bring your vision to life. Take the reins and render the relationship between your characters. We break down advanced dynamic theories into simple ideas and create a path for readers to adopt your characters and have an emotional investment in your comic.

“The look will get them to look. What’s in it will keep them in it.” Drew Spence

We present all of this and more. This course was designed from top to bottom to give, the Daz Studio user and 3D enthusiast, a simple and clear path to creating comics, graphic novels, and illustrations. Thank you for taking the first step in producing sequential art!

About the Presenter Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino GreyDynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.

Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos, and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.

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Force Six 23 Trust is a Thing

September 12, 2018 Leave a comment

The Annihilators episode 23

Wheels and Cogs Part II Trust is a Thing

 

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Wheels and Cogs and the big Part II

The Wheels and Cogs story arc reaches its end!
Sometimes getting in is easy and getting out is almost impossible. Time is rolling out for Force Six member LunStar-G as she infiltrates a band of biker babes by a bold bluff. Drew Spence did the story and art. Available on comiXology right now!

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The exchange that is a true exchange

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Motorcycle and clash

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head to head, bike to bike

As always ..Where to get our works…..

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Force Six 22 Wheels and Cogs

September 1, 2018 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

#22: Wheels and Cogs: Weak Links

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LunStar-G goes Biker-babe.

22 Wheels and Cogs Part I Weak Links – Available on comiXology

It’s a well-heeled wheeled adventure when LunStar-G ventures into a bundle of bikers and works her way into a gorgeous gang of gangsta gals. Here’s the catch: Catch them without getting caught or caught up. Wheels weaved and written by Drew Spence.

This starts a new story arc! Enjoy. The full story is already being enjoyed on Patreon.
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Sometimes, the game starts before you’re ready.

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Let’s get ready to go.

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Action from early in the episode

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Comic Book Course Sunday Aug 26th (2018)

Professional Comic Book Foundation Course Sunday August 26th (2018)

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Join us for a special two part foundation set of webinars to assist you in producing your comic. These two webinars will give you a great overview to help you get started. Presented by Drew Spence, the creator of the Force Six Annihilators comic series.

This foundation comic creation course is perfect if you are wondering of HOW to get started with ideas, tools and general workflow.

PART 1 Planning and Plotting : Sunday the 26th of August

Commences 20:00 BST (London)/15:00 EDT (New York)/12:00 PDT (Los Angeles)

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Planning and plotting, before you start drawing and rendering.

– Steps to success at no (or minimal) cost.
– Doing it all yourself and the many hats of Writing and Illustrating
– Overview and Vision
Synopsis – What will I be reading and experiencing?
Pitch Points and the one sentence elevator pitch
Short story slices of life as episodes, issues and side quests.
Long planner for what will happen if you get a full run?
– My Genre
– My Audience
– My research, my resources

JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE WEBINAR!


About the Presenter Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino GreyDynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates – from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication  dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.
@DynamicaMusic

New comics, books and Season II

A ton of new releases today.

The final episode of Incendiary: The Man who Burns story arc arrives!

Force Six, The Annihilators

#21: Shade of Sight

The Annihilators season II comes to an end with the final piece of the Incendiary story arc.

It doesn’t take that many dragoffs.

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The final fight and flames of a dying fire as Kojin Ahsaguri faces off against a powerful pugilist. What has the assassin learned and what lesson will Kojin need to teach in order to survive the burning gaze of his ultimate adversary? Force Six season II comes to a close in this 21st episode. Singed scenes and sentences by Drew Spence

Force Six The Annihilators Kojin is ready

Second stage action is about to start

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Body, chin, temple!

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Pressure points on point

And with that comes the entire story arc in one collectible, humongous offering.

Force Six, The Annihilators: Collection: Incendiary: The Man who Burns

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It’s a twist of flaming fates and turning temperatures as Force Six member Kojn Ahsaguri takes on three -for two reasons and only one will survive. Force Six episodes 19, 20 and 21 are combined into one hot adventure. 92 pages, full color. Additional artwork included. Series created and illustrated by Drew Spence.

Available in DIGITAL on comiXology and in print.
And, and that book ends Force Six, The Annihilators Season II which was dominated by the Building Blocks story arc.

Force Six Seasons: Season II Building Blocks

 

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Welcome to Force Six, The Annihilators Season II Building Blocks. Drew Spence presents episodes 10 through 21 as a complete collection. We begin with the main Building Blocks Volume I story arc and continue with Fire Destiny’s Coils of the Medusa which combined episodes 14 and 15. Episodes 16, 17 and 18 gave us the Last Resort where Agility and LunStar-G are sent on vacation to solve to murder mystery. We close out season II with Kojin’s Incendiary: The Man Who Burns, episodes 19, 20 and 21. 348 pages, full color, deluxe format.The Dynamic Universe thanks you for your support in making season II a success. Your enthusiasm inspires our efforts and will continue to follow the adventures of Force Six, The Annihilators. – Drew SpenceAs always ..Where to get our works…..

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Video Shot- The Annihilators comic series

The Bullet Points video series takes a shot at the comic series Force Six, The Annihilators. The creator, Drew Spence breaks down the happenings with an insider’s edge. They were a team of specialists assembled to bring order to a chaotic universe. Something went wrong when right became their final choice. See the transformation from Renegade outcasts to Legends. They are Force Six, The Annihilators. Story & art by Drew Spence. http://www.TheDynamicUniverse.com

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Force Six 14 Tale of the Serpentine

The Annihilators Tail Tale of the Serpentine

Episode 14 on comiXology, DriveThruComics and in PRINT

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Episode 14 starts the Medusa story arc!

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What lurks and moves among the darkest of bones? There are stories of a terrible beast that waits for the unlucky and more so, the unawares. Fire Destiny will see the edges of his fate when he tangles and gets entangled in a terrifying tale of terrific terror. Coils and colors by Drew Spence.

Available in digital format on comiXology

49 pages $2.99

Available PDF on  DriveThruComics

 

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Available in Digital and PRINT as a Trade Collection from Indy Planet

Force Six: The Annihilators

Coils Of The Medusa

Fire Destiny investigates the sinister silence and sees a sight hard enough to turn your bones to stone. Is there an ancient and sinister evil lurking among the serpentine labyrinths? Must a man lose in death to find life in the arms of an innocent girl?

Force Six Coils of the Medusa (Trade Collection)

Coils Of The Medusa

Digital Download $3.99

Print $16.50 88 pages, full color deluxe format

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