Development and exploration

Initial character development – with poses and rotated view
Character facial expression exploration – creating a page such as this helps me get a sense of the character and how their face moves before imputing them into a narrative context.
Colour tests for developed character
Fantasy location rough concept image for comic
Rough comic layout and format tests – here I was playing with the idea of the text fitting to the form of the drawings. In order to read it properly you may have to rotate the page; this gives it an interesting interactive aspect.
Further layout and format tests – experimenting with colour schemes and texture
Further layout and format tests – here the text being the connector between the images – makes the more flowing than a typical comic strip where the images are rigid and separated.
Sketch for my simple three frame gif
Sketch for longer and more fluid gif