Thrillbent offers digital comics how-to with Cthulhu Calls
At Thrillbent, artist Yves “Balak” Bigerel offers a fascinating digital-comics tutorial in which he adapts one of Mark Waid’s old short-story scripts as a “simple” comic. “By ‘simple,’” Bigerel explains in the annotated version of Cthulhu Calls, “we mean no animation and no transition fx such as cross fades, panels sliding, stuff like that.” As he notes, it’s a rough storyboard — it was originally intended to be handed off to another artist — but it conveys all the necessary details, with Bigerel’s commentary providing invaluable insight.
“THIS is what gets me charged. THIS is why Thrillbent exists,” Waid writes in his introduction. “To show what digital comics can do and to pass along to others what we learn as we go.”