The 3-panel layout follows the panels:
I’ve got a lot of things to learn (and re-learn) as I start making comics again. But writing is by far the trickiest one!
I’ve done a lot of practice and research, which has been fun. Yet it’s slow work, and I can see how far I have to go before the full EXIT CITY story is ready for production.
No story = no drawings! That complicates my efforts to develop a digital vector drawing process for making comics, too.
So I turned my art teaching techniques on myself and broke a big problem into smaller ones! I came up with 3DOM (“three-dom”), a short-short story format that:
- Contains one story in three panels.
- Uses a limited range of three colors.
- Must be completed within one week.
3DOM lets me start making the best small units I can NOW; it prepares a baseline for making large structures later. I think the series will serve as a lab for refining my drawing efficiency and speed.
Making a different 3DOM every week will also let me try on my favorite genres and styles — a pretty cool fanboy learning experience. 🤓