Final Digital Comic Collage: Henry Igwala

Project 1: Henry Igwala

My comic was motivated by my love for sports. So I tried to illustrate that in my comic to convey a story. I tried to make my comic seem colorful with a variety of different colors, tones and textures. This comic was based on a true story, as I was the one to win the basketball game with the game winning shot. My comic fits into McCloud’s definition: “Juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer”, by creating multiple panes that are alike and different at the same time that tell a story in chronological order. Other readings in class helped me realize that there is not one specific way to make a comic, so that helped me form my own idea on how to go forward with this project. A lot of the material i brought were sport related so I think that helped me create a centralized theme. I used linguistic mode to help create captions so the reader can understand what is going on and what the characters are thinking.

This is not my first time using Photoshop but I have not used it in over 2 years, so it took a while for me to get used to it again. I learned how to use clipping masks properly and I thought is was very useful in this project. I think that clipping mask was the most helpful as it let me removing parts of images without permanently deleting it which allows me to go back and retrieve those removed parts. I did not really find any part of this project to be confusing thankfully. I enjoy working in a digital environment due to the fact that you can zoom in really closely and make precise details, compared to drawing on paper with a pencil.

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