The late, great Steve Whitaker drew this guide to creating comics back in the 1990s and it’s available online via Flickr if people want to use it for teaching purposes, published under a Creative Commons license.
Printed in the Society of Strip Illustrators newsletter for September 1992, it’s a terrific instructional page about how comics works that was presumably intended for use in the London Cartoon Centre classes which Steve ran.
Strangely, this is the second time Steve has cropped up in online happenings for me this week: this time it’s the result of an appeal by Bryan Talbot, who plans to use the art as part of a presentation on comic storytelling next week to a secondary school whose, pupils are doing a graphic novel on their local history inspired by his graphic novel, Alice in Sunderland.
The first time it was a social networking site suggesting I become his friend, which was really spooky given that he’s not been with us since 2008…
Categories: Creating Comics