I want to be able to share with other creators tools that I have used that I think are invaluable to me. These are tools that I think will help you in your own creative endeavors within the category of comics that is. I want to share a book that I think is fantastic. That book is Framed Ink Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers, by Marcos Mateu-Mestre. I can’t stress enough to you how fantastic and informative this book is. It will take the vision you have in your mind that you have for each panel you construct and bring it all to a whole new level. The name for Chapter three in the book is called “Composing shots with a purpose.” This is my favorite chapter. “Establishing Shots, Animating the scene, landscape as a character, focal point, action shots, working with motion.” These are examples of what’s in the book. Every time I am working on a comic now, I refer to this along the way. You can’t go through it just once. It will be right next to your work area forever. Check it out!
Gavin Andazola is the writer/creator of “The Stone Legacy.” He enjoys watching movies, dramatic television and reading comic books. His favorite elements of each genre influence his writing style. He began creating his own comics at the age of thirteen and decided to gain a background in Literature and English at Cal State Fullerton. Characters created by Marv Wolfman, Joss Whedon and, most recently, the writings of Scott Snyder, Joe Hill, inspire Gavin. He is currently a student of the martial art style, Shaolin chuan Fa, where he is pursuing a second-degree black belt. It is with discipline he has learned there, that Gavin is able to focus his drive and desire to bring to life the many characters he creates. He is intent on expanding his universe so that it transcends genre boundaries.