Building Comic Characters


Several stereotypes recur throughout the history of comics. These stereotypes are often interchangeable. The big guy in the center could easily be cast as a heroic giant or a monstrous hulk—we often see super-villains that are as heroic in stature as their good-guy counterparts. The combinations are endless—have fun mixing characters and attributes up in new and interesting ways!


Establishing your character’s proportions is important. Artists often use a character’s head as a unit of measurement to establish the general body type. Most humanoid characters have roughly the same head size. For example, a typical ...

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