Author Topic: Comic strip frames and layout  (Read 13756 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Comic strip frames and layout
« on: March 23, 2010, 01:27:53 AM »
All these questions lately about backgrounds, masking and templates made me think of an old promise I made my kids: to draw the bed time stories, we used to invent.
They are about 2 bored alien boys, Schlipp and Schlopp, which visit us and have adventures with my boys. All the stories have the same intro: "in a galaxy far far away..." and while telling the intro, the ideas begin to flow and you can include both funny, entertaining and "educative" themes.
As aliens, Schlipp and Schlopp have of course all sort of sophisticated stuff to travel in imaginary worlds. So there are no limits to your imagination.

So far for the introduction.
Starting point of the comic strip is the layout. A page frame sets the margins of the page.
The strips are set up by a 1-D shape, configurable from 1 to 6 tiles. The shape can be arranged horizontally or vertically. As 1-D shape it snaps neatly on the connection points of the frame.
The tiles's width is set up using control points. That helps arranging them relatively to other strip tiles.

The actors are still primitive groups. There's room for improvement.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 09:13:16 AM by Visio Guy »
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 01:45:07 AM »
...and the visio file...
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 02:43:31 AM »
some graphical explanation...
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 02:56:10 AM »
Windows art?  :-\  ???  ;D
Yacine

Paul Herber

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2948
    • Paul Herber's website
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 07:18:38 AM »
Sweet!
Electronic and Electrical engineering, business and software stencils and applications for Visio -

https://www.paulherber.co.uk/

Visio Guy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1718
  • Smart Graphics for Visual People...n' Stuff
    • Visio Guy
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 09:17:47 AM »
Very cool!

I wonder if Visio 2010's containers will help with this kind of organization?
For articles, tips and free content, see the Visio Guy Website at http://www.visguy.com
Get my Visio Book! Using Microsoft Visio 2010

Stefan

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 92
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 05:21:24 AM »
I agree with the two previous replies......very cool
Stefan

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 04:13:43 PM »
Thank you guys,
I appreciate very much. It made me "work" harder.

So here's the next page and almost the end of the introduction.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 05:58:42 PM by Yacine »
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 04:58:49 PM »
I promised to work on the actors. This version is almost practicable.
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 05:24:03 PM »
The layout shapes needed improvement
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2010, 05:49:43 PM »
Does anyone have an idea how I could realise this panel in a smart way, with formulas, so you can configure it easily?
Yacine

JuneTheSecond

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1027
    • Visio Shapes, Stencils and Sample Drawings
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 07:13:12 PM »
Cool, Great and Smile!  :) :) :) :) :)
« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 06:27:57 AM by JuneTheSecond »
Best Regards,

Junichi Yoda
http://june.minibird.jp/

wapperdude

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3829
  • Ideas Visio-lized into solutions
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 08:42:15 PM »
Your characters are great, your presentation is great, now we're waiting for the next installment.

Come on Mom!
Visio 2019 Pro

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2010, 06:42:48 PM »
So Wayne,
this one is specially for you. But, you go right to your bed after reading.  ;)
« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 06:50:31 PM by Yacine »
Yacine

Yacine

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2711
Re: Comic strip frames and layout
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2010, 06:51:19 PM »
.
Yacine