Storytelling in miniature size is quite challenging job to do. When you just don’t have the pages or time, you’ll have to think short and wide at the same time.
Short movies have always made big impact to me. I’m using same kind of system when I’m creating short stories/mini comics.
You just don’t have time to introduce big dialogues or story lines. Once I’ve read short horror stories which were only few sentences. Weird huh? But if you are clever those short stories might be horrifying. Example: “I found my daughters favorite necklace from the neighbors yard sale. She went missing five years ago, without a trace”
It’s a short story where your imagination creates the story and everything around it.
Check this mini comic zine I created.
You get the point, right? Does this make any sense? These stories won’t have to be filled with information, few tiny things and our brains have the ability to fill all those empty caps.
Great example about your brain is colors. I can draw for you a Roadrunner from that old cartoon, you know the one where that furry twat Wile E. Coyote is desperately trying to eat that lightning fast bird. Then I could color the picture with almost every shade of blue or purple and your brains would give you the information about how accurate the drawing is. Colors of the picture might be off, but if the drawing matches to your brains memory bank, you won’t question it.
Only afterwards when you would see the original, you might notice that it’s not in the right colors.
If I would use any other colors, like red or green your brains would notice the difference.
Back in the days, we did not have any kind paper so I must draw for anything paper-ish…
My old man was so frustrated, when every milk carton, bills, newspaper corners were filled with drawings. My fighting ninja cartoons were living life by themselves.
Sincerely younger version of me wasn’t frustrated about the fact, that I had to make my art to the milk carton or some random letter sheets. The inspiration took me to the places, in yet I was happy creating stories from my head.
Too bad I don’t have any of those old cartoons anymore. Anyhoo, still after all these years, I find myself drawing dark black and white cartoons, which doesn’t make any sense.
The next story got influenced by the behavior of people who are so addicted by their mobile phones.
Check it out!
“End of the dream..”
“Conclusion and the beginning of the new era…”
That’s all from the story called: “Connecting nightmare”
Fun fact about the making of:
First page was last and last page was second. Rest of the story, just found places naturally.
Normally when I take notes or write stories, there ain’t no beginning or the end. There is only some ideas that will come to something.
Same thing happens when I’m drawing cartoons. There is some sort of idea about the story, but the cartoon process is just one tornado where pictures fly around.
Hopefully you enjoyed this story, even though there ain’t no logic.
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