Scuola Internazionale di Comics is a digital and figurative art academy. Originally in Italy, The International School of Comics has one US location in Chicago, IL. We offer an art-only curriculum that includes general education courses in Comic Art, Illustration, Traditional and Digital Art. The school prepares young artists to become professionals and find their artistic soul under the guidance of some of the industry’s best artists.
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sumokingjimmu:

My project! Complete kinda  #jamallwilliams #comics #art #superheroes

Lookin’ good! Gotta focus on those speech bubbles - you can do so much with them!
Like having two distinct voices in one comic, like Dream and Delirium. 

Or changing the shape of the speech bubble to indicate the importance, or emphasis of what a character is saying, like in Empowered:

You don’t even need speech bubbles to make any noises that people can make, like spitting or tsking their tongues, or sighing. Like Scott Pilgrim blowing out his candles, we hear the exhale of air, but don’t need a speech bubble.

With onomatopoeia, there are a lot of cool ways to show how you want your action to sound!
Here the tapping is drawn to show the Flash is moving so fast there is no pause in between his fingers hitting the screen - hence no spaces between each word “tap.”
 
In Habibi, the text becomes part of the structure of each page, and the artist Craig Thompson uses this motif as onomatopoeia most beautifully here, where the rain coming down is Arabic script for rain: (In the text box, it translates to “Zam was soothed by stories.”)

Or, even getting a concept or feeling across with no sound, like Blacksad being curious:

sumokingjimmu:

My project! Complete kinda
#jamallwilliams #comics #art #superheroes

Lookin’ good! Gotta focus on those speech bubbles - you can do so much with them!

Like having two distinct voices in one comic, like Dream and Delirium. 

Or changing the shape of the speech bubble to indicate the importance, or emphasis of what a character is saying, like in Empowered:

You don’t even need speech bubbles to make any noises that people can make, like spitting or tsking their tongues, or sighing. Like Scott Pilgrim blowing out his candles, we hear the exhale of air, but don’t need a speech bubble.

With onomatopoeia, there are a lot of cool ways to show how you want your action to sound!

Here the tapping is drawn to show the Flash is moving so fast there is no pause in between his fingers hitting the screen - hence no spaces between each word “tap.”

 

In Habibi, the text becomes part of the structure of each page, and the artist Craig Thompson uses this motif as onomatopoeia most beautifully here, where the rain coming down is Arabic script for rain: (In the text box, it translates to “Zam was soothed by stories.”)

Or, even getting a concept or feeling across with no sound, like Blacksad being curious:

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thismighthurt:

isocseptemberevent:

International School of Comics absolutely free workshop, just for you! Come on over and join Isabella Rotman and all of us over here for an evening of knowledge, all for free!

Isabella Rotman

Independent Publishing - How To Get Yourself Out There

Wednesday 9/10, 6 pm to 8pm.

Isabella Rotman is an accomplished Chicago cartoonist and illustrator. She recently came out with her newest work - “You’re So Sexy When You Aren’t Transmitting STDs,” selling at Columbia, SAIC, and all around Chicago. She’ll be talking about being an independant comics artist and self publishing. Have work and want to promote yourself? Wondering how to even get started? Come and talk to Isabella Rotman!

RSVP here: info@schoolofcomics.us

All comics belong to the extremely savvy Isabella Rotman.

Hey everyone I’m doing a free artist talk at the International School of Comics on September 10th! Its going to be about self publishing and ways to kind of sort of make it in the industry. I can only talk about my own experience, but I have been surviving off self published comics and art (for the most part) for almost a year now, so I might tell you something you don’t already know.

The workshop will take the form of an artist talk, following by questions and answers. Topics include: my experience in self publishing, ways to get your work out there, ways to supplement your comics income with other art related work, ways to stay true to yourself as an artist while still making a living, and tips for proposing large scale projects.

Depending on time and number of participants, after the talk I am hoping to walk around and talk to people about personal projects, so bring work or proposals if you have them! 

This is totally free you guys. If for nothing else, come to watch me pretend I don’t get nervous talking in front of people.

Come on over and join us at The International School of Comics, 1651 W Hubbard, Chicago IL, 60622!