graphixbooks:

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (goraina) comes out next month! Here’s a peek behind-the-scenes at the creative process from Raina herself:

Photo 1: This is what my “writing” looks like! I thumbnail out the whole book, and my editor and I edit the story at this stage.

Photo 2: Next, I type up the script and this gets sent to copyediting. The letterer will pull right from this document at the end of the process.

Photo 3: Then, I move on to pencils! I try to keep the energy from my thumbnails in the drawings.

Photo 4: Lastly, I ink over my pencil lines with a brush and India ink. This is the most fun stage of the process for me.

Photo 5: The inked pages are scanned and then sent off to the colorist and the letterer, and the publisher puts the whole thing together. It’s always magical to see the final product!

smallandtinyhomeideas:

MIMA House | MIMA Lab | more

  …unique for its ability to be reconfigured by the owners in project and also post-delivery. The interior walls consist of lightweight panels that can be easily relocated or removed by two people. Several years have been spent refining the concept in order to arrive at a finished product that would be quick to manufacture, easy to assemble, of good quality and affordable.

The interior wall system consists of frames that are snapped into place in […] tracks. As a result, the rooms can be expanded or reduced in increments of 1.5 m. Finish panels are then attached to both sides of the wall frames.

the decor of the house can be changed just by flipping the [wood veneer] panels over. Similar panels can be used to cover the windows as needed for privacy or to block out unwanted sunlight and views.

alone-and-palely-loitering:

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror

unused illustrations: Chris Priestley

These were done when I was writing Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror - before the stories were given a period setting. They weren’t really done as illustrations to the book but were just part of the process of me thinking about the story. I do this with most of my books, whether they go on to be illustrated or not, although I don’t always work to this level of finish.

couldhavebeenking:

There is no number five.

Helpful links

Seven Hidden Patterns of Successful Storyboards

Perspective in Storytelling

Guide to Panel Variation

Comic Lettering

Wally Wood’s 22 Panel Tips

Camera Angels Tutorial

The most important tip I could ever give towards drawing/creating good comics is to read comics. Good, bad, mediocre, read them all and learn from them.

Webcomics I love :: Nimona | Monsieur Charlatan | Hemlock | Prague Race | Lost Nightmare

really-shit:

The Cloud by Richard Clarkson is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.

asylum-art:

Suspended Photos byCerise Doucède

Cerise Doucede is a french photographer who studied between Aix-en-provence & Paris. Since 2010, she’s been working on many projects as an author-photographer, composing her own creations with a certain talent and a lot of imagination. Today we’re presenting her serie Egarements, featuring situations where things got a little bit out of control.