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Dynamic Characters for Comics

Learn to create dynamic characters for comics! What makes a character stand out? We'll explore the details that bring a character to life, talk through different techniques we can use in comics and visual storytelling and try our hand at creating a mini comic using our invented character.

Brian Yanish

45 Minute Program



• I provide a Character Building Worksheet for students so they can a character that they would like to create a mini comic about. (10 minutes)
• I talk about my Working Process and Different Techniques in Comics from my graphic novel Shark and Bot (15 minutes)
• We simultaneously work on our 4 Panel Mini Comic using our characters (25-30 minutes)
• Q & A and Share

About the Author

Brian Yanish is an author, illustrator, designer and maker. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, and designed educational software, apparel and toys. He is the creator of ScrapKins, a Recycled Arts program that inspires kids to see the creative potential in everyday junk. Brian has shared STEAM based workshops with schools around the world and even appeared on Sesame Street.

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