WIP – birth of a comic

the script (for myself, I do it differently for other artists)

the pencils

the inking

the colors

the lettering

In the last one you might notice I cut the drawing of the first frame to fit in the balloon… the “cut-and-paste” works also with Photoshop (my fave feature of Word and Open Office…)! ๐Ÿ˜€



  1. Lua

     /  11/03/2010

    Oh Gosh Barb, this was fascinating! I loved your work- bravo! And it was really inspiring to watch the work from beginning to the endโ€ฆ:)


    • thanks, Lua! I only have another 300pages to do to complete this work… but eventually I’ll finish it! (in the meantime editing and rewriting and editing and rewriting the novels and trying to find an agent and… aaaargh! Who says writing is not work? ;-))


      • Lua

         /  11/03/2010

        Tell me about it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, thank God weโ€™re in love with it, right?!


  2. Absolutely! ๐Ÿ™‚ More on this in future posts…
    Keep writing! ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Wow…

    Let me repeat…


    Are you sure you aren’t an engineer? This looks amazing like engineering work. Thank you for taking me from cradle to grave on the process. It was fascinating!!


    • thanks Mickey! No, I’m not an engineer… and I’m also quite bad at drawing perspective (I did some technical drawing in high school, but could never become an architect!)… but thank you – been reading comics (well, French BD) all my life, I’m self-taught in this (and most of my other skills as well)! ๐Ÿ™‚


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