Q and A - Books and Characters
If you want to make comics, these two books are your holy bible. Understanding Comics and Making Comics by Scott McCloud. Understanding Comics deconstructs the how and why comics work, while Making Comics takes those principals and teaches you how to construct comics. There are a lot of books about how to draw, and about perspective and inking, etc. But there arenít many which can go into such perfect detail on what makes comics so special. Anyone serious about making comics should definitely check them out and I canít recommend them highly enough.
As for other characters, I have a ton of them, but most simply arenít ready or useable yet. Hereís just a small sample of odd-ball characters I donít get to use very often from left to right: Janus the Elf, Percy Phillips, Magician Malady, and Dumbbell.
13th July 2012