Artists and Presentation: Quentin Blake Comic V2

Here is the third version of the Quentin Blake Comic:

Quentin Blake Comic V3Here is the second version of Quentin Blake Comic, like stated in the post for the predecessor the were a few mistakes within the comic that needed fixing.


Spelling and Grammar – A few words and sentences had to be corrected within the comic such as literature.

Positioning of Words within Speech Bubbles: The sentences that were placed within the Speech Bubbles needed to be shaped and have their sizes changed to fit into the Speech Bubbles.

The Reason why theses corrections had to be made is that with the Spelling and Grammar mistakes and the incorrect placing of the paragraphs within the Speech bubbles made the comic strip look unprofessional as well as making it feel like much effort had been put into the actual information placement on the comic strip. Another reason why theses corrections had to be made is that it was a learning curve for myself due to the fact that if Gareth hadn’t seen what I had done for the comic strip so far and not informed me about what need to be done I would not have been able to make those corrections and learn from the mistakes that made me correct the work. So for Now on when I am designing/creating a comic strip i must make sure that the words with in a speech bubble or any form of communication on a speech bubble fits and matches the shape of the means of communication well.

When Doing Speech Bubbles or some other means of Communication in a comic a appropriate font must be chosen that is readable and understandable as well as suitable for the comic strips style. Speech Bubble Image TecahingNext the font within the Speech Bubble should be set to be in the middle of the text box at the desired size. Next the Speech Bubble or Means of Communication can be edited via text edit again to make it appear like the shape it is in is influencing it see the image on the right. The Scale Transformation on Photoshop or other digital paint/photo editing software can be used to make the text box longer in height and width as well making it fit better into the desired shape.

What Influenced this Comic Strip Idea was Quentin Blake but not just for the information on his career but also his drawing style which I tried to recreate somewhat within the comic strip to show how he has influenced me in some way which he has, in fact he is one of the reason why I decided to go into animation. The recreation of Quentin Blake’s drawing style was successful somewhat but at the same time it was a failure because it allowed me to create my own unique drawing style for this comic, this can be proven with the images below.

Comic Comaparison 1

Quentin Blake Comparison

A you can see the style are somewhat similar but at the same time they are not the influence is clear but it is not a copy of his style completely. The second image is one of Quentin Blake’s recent works that was published for various hospitals across Great Britain and France. As you can see Blake’s drawing Style is focuses on making the character look unique by disregarding certain parts of their natural anatomy while at the same time still presenting some form of it. A perfect example of this is the young woman in the red jumper in the image above she appears to have enough anatomy to imply that she is a women but a majority of the muscles within her body are not there. In the image above Quentin Blake’s my stye displays Blake certain focus on a balance of barley any anatomy which makes the comic feel like it is dedicated to him and his life story and showing off how he has inspired me and this is also implied within m images of slid objects within the comic as well they look somewhat like something Blake would draw but at the same time they show of my style of drawing as well.

The comic idea for the comic was influenced by various comics that I have been reading such as Archie’s Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic Universe as well as Marvels The Amazing Spider- Man and X-23. Sonic-the-Hedgehog-issue-182-part-3-archie-sonic-the-hedgehog-18293756-600-900


The reason why theses comics inspired me to to use a Comic Strip as a means of presenting the history of one of the artists that inspired me is because I thought it was a unique way of styling and presenting the information that I collected about Quentin Blake. It was a excellent means of presenting what I considered the most important moments of his life so far, by using each panel to show the selected moments and having a speech bubble to indicate what the image inside the panel meant to the people who couldn’t understand my images in the panels. I think that my comic has done what I planed to do to with Blake’s life history very well and I am glad that theses comics helped me comic up with the idea to do so.

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