How to design a comic character

Nov 04, 2017

1'693 views

In my opinion a good comic is all about its characters. It is them who have to go through the difficulties the author gives them. Designing a character is not easy but in this article I share with you how I try to create hopefully good characters.
Implement character treats of people you know
How do you know how characters will react to the situations they are in? How do you keep it believable even if they do not act logically? One way I try to solve this difficult issue is by implementing character treats of people that I know. This way I already know how the characters might react to challenges and it makes it easier to create organic and realistic actions of your character.

Create an interesting character
Characters are more interesting when they have fears, motivations and anxiety. For example, a Superhero without any weaknesses is just boring. It is a good idea to think about the past of the character. Where does the character come from? What where the difficulties it had to fail in its childhood? Was it mobbed? Did something bad happen in his youth? The best example of a known character who implements aspects of its past is Batman. Everybody knows why Bruce Wayne wants to fight crime. Everybody understands how the death of his parents made him to the superhero he is now. Backstories or the intentional lack of one are crucial for an interesting character.

The design
This is the part where we design the character. What does the character wear? What is its style? This is the fun part of the process of designing a character. We can design the clothes, the tools, accessories, etc. But we have to keep it somewhat believable. A sailor will probably not wear a pink tutu. I hope this breakdown of my process of designing a character might help you for your own project. This is in my opinion one of the most difficult parts of creating a comic but I noticed it is something we tend not to put enough work in. We are more worried about our drawing skills but I assure you a good character design is at least as important as a good looking page.
report With the click of this button you will proceed to the media-reporting form.
Viral Go Redesign Premium Blogger Template

Download template blogger gratis
1 year ago
Darling in the Franxx Episode 5 - Anime Review

This episode has a lot of characterisation and interaction between the main characters. We finally see the darker side of our bets girl Zero Tow and it’s apparent, that she is not a good girl.
2 years ago
Becoming a comic artist (part 1)

Becoming a published comic artist is a dream a lot of people have. You can share your imagination and your craft with others and if you make a living out of it, then you would call it a perfect job. Spending your day creating new adventures in exotic worlds and record your thoughts on paper, you are your own boss with all benefits and problems that comes with it. The best part of it is you need only paper, pencil, an idea and a gargantuan amount of passion and persistence – So as any job, if you want to do them well. Are there any downsides of becoming a publishing comic artist, a creator of drawn stories? Probably there are some, but it is a dream I would like to achieve. I am @TComicMan and in this series I will share how I plan to become to be a published comic artist step by step, week by week.
2 years ago
Top 10 Strongest Character In Anime

10) LIGHT YAGAMI-Death Note:-
During the first episode of death note. Light Yagami (main character) obtains a notebook which is able to kill anyone whose name is written on the note book. He could also manipulate time as well as occurrence of death. With shinigami eyes he could know the name as well as death span of any human being which makes him a really powerful character.

9) Baki Hanma- Baki The Grappler:-
Baki Hanma is a high school student who likes his athletics to be a little more extreme than the school football team. He is a grappler on the no-holds barred fighting scene, is flying up the ranks. Baki proves himself a force to be reckoned with despite being the youngest one there. As he moves up the ranks, however, the competition gets harder. He then moves on to the real challenge - Shinogi Kosho, The Cord-Cutter, known for ripping out and severing people's nerves and muscle tendons.

8)Natsu Dragneel-Fairytail:-
he is a young boy who have been trained by a dragon called Igneel to use magic. he is a dragon slayer who have strength like a dragon. he needs fire to re energize'

7) Ichigo Kurosaki-Bleach:-
The oranged haired Shinigami has a broad, and sometimes confusing, set of powers that allow him to defeat even the most overpowered villians. His strength and swordsmanship allow him to take down all-powerful deities and reality-bending gods while he gains new powers from each set of enemy he defeats.

6)Naruto Uzumaki-Naruto:-
Naruto can go toe to toe with nearly any other character in anime. His ability to enter Sage Mode and his control over the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox grant him impossible strength and the ability to form massive monsters out of chakra.

Furthermore, his relationship to the other tailed beasts lets him wield every element of chakra and even combine them for greater devastation.

5)Isaac Natero-Hunter X Hunter:-
The former chairman of the Hunter Association, Isaac Netero is one of the strongest martial artists in anime. After subjecting himself to training that was supposed to end him, Netero gained incomprehensible speed and strength.

If those ever fail him, though, he is also able to summon a massive karate god that can destroy nearly anything and stop the most durable foes in their tracks.

4)Mob-MOB psycho 100:-
Kageyama Shigo, or more commonly known as Mob, is an ultra-powerful esper who can destroy anyone or thing with a simple thought. His powers are so intense that he has to shackle his emotions to keep them from running wild.

However, if he feels something too strongly or falls unconscious, his abilities come rushing to the surface and wields powers on par with large-scale natural disasters.

3) Zeno-Dragon Ball Super:-
Zeno is the ruler of every reality in Dragon Ball Super and he can both create and destroy all of existence in a single instance. The child-like god possesses absolute power and can erase anyone and thing on a whim. He doesn’t have any techniques or special moves, he is simply an all-powerful god that commands space and time with youthful abandon.

2)Escanor-Seven Deadly Sins:-Escanor's magical power which allows him to emit fire hotter than the Purgatory flames. The fire flows out of his body and it's stored in his Sacred Treasure which he can use to release them once it's gathered enough power.

Cruel Sun: Escanor creates a ball of energy and throws it at his opponent.
Pride Flare: Escanor uses this to detonate Cruel Sun, resulting in a big explosion that was hot enough to melt an entire lake in a blink of an eye.

1) Saitama-One Punch Man:-
Saitama from One Punch Man is the strongest character in anime. One Punch Man is different from most other combat anime, in that the protagonist is already the strongest person around, rather than striving to reach that goal. After three years of rigorous training, he can withstand any blow and defeat any enemy with a single serious strike.

However, this unbeatable strength leaves Sitama depressed, and the series explores the emptiness that follows achieving a lifelong goal. Saitama is the most powerful character in anime because the entire point the character is that the pursuit of strength or one’s goal is more fulfilling than holding such a position.
1 year ago
Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai) - Aha!

Meliodas is the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins and the deadly sin of wrath with the dragon's symbol. He is the protagonist of Seven Deadly Sins and the host of Boar Hat .
2 years ago
Top 15 Most Powerful Anime Characters - Aha!

This list judges powers compared from one character to another without a skewed score based on their powers within their respective anime shows. Subject to change. (
2 years ago
'Nobunaga no Shinobi' to Receive Third Season for Spring 2018 - AnimeNews

'Nobunaga no Shinobi' to Receive Third Season for Spring 2018. 'Nobunaga no Shinobi' is a beloved anime series originally airing in Fall 2016 and it will be getting a new season for Spring 2018. This is great news!
2 years ago
'Lupin III: Part V' Anime Series Announces Staff - AnimeNews

An official website has opened for the previously announced fifth Lupin anime series on Tuesday, revealing the main staff members. Yuuichirou Yano is returning from the fourth anime series to direct the new anime. Under the title Lupin III: Part V, the anime will premiere on NTV in April 2018. Hulu will also stream the series.
2 years ago
Darling in the Franxx Episode 8 - Anime Review

The tale of fanservice continues for our mech pilots. Sexuality and nudity are the main themes in this episode. After a wardrobe failure, the girls are trying to keep their distance from the boys. However, Zero Two, being best-girl, is doing everything she can to sabotage all the effort by the girls, which results in formidable and enjoyable situations. Man, I would do terrible things to be Hiro.
2 years ago


You have to be logged in to write a comment...
Create account
Not yet commented...