18 March 2016
Marvel has taken over our screens in recent years and superheros are awesome again. Comic book style has become more and more popular over the last fear years so we’re bringing you a little theme guide of exactly that Let’s look at the colour palette of the comic book style in a little more detail first- the palette is bright but the black and white nature of the drawings take priority and give it that bold graphic quality. Key colours such as red, yellow and blue feature heavily whilst black and white add emphasis and depth so a palette like this one is a great starting point:
Texture and depth are also used to create contrast. Take the infamous pow and crash signs of retro comics for example. Adding layers of these bold colours and teaming flat colours and dotty backgrounds is an easy way to replicate the look of traditional style comics.
You’ll notice a whole host of bright and exciting page backgrounds in the theme area which can be used for comic book page designs, like these for example:
When it comes to fonts, you’ll want a mix of bold, chunky options for page titles and smaller typefaces for main profile and body text. A palette like this one is a great starting point:
For those of you feeling adventurous, why not have a go at making your own comic strip You could host a competition to collect the funniest stories and drawings and put them together for a unique and legendary page idea!
Moving on to your cover design, you might like to go for something bold and vibrant or keep it simple with a monochromatic base like this design from Blairgowrie High School. The superman style crest gives it an instantly recognisable superhero style whilst adding a big splash of colour