Week 12: Additional Research
To help design my thesis project I quickly researched some inspirational visuals such as pop art, manga, and comic book spreads. I also found a Photoshop tutorial on YouTube that gave me a technique to use when manipulating images.
I felt pop art would be a good place to get inspiration for my comic book. I am a big fan of this genre and felt I could incorporate some aspect of this into my designs. I especially enjoy the typography in this genre, specifically in Roy Lichtenstein's work and thought his work would be the best inspiration for a comic book.
Roy Lichtenstein "WHAAM!" 1963
Roy Lichtenstein "Drowning Girl" 1963
Roy Lichtenstein "Sweet Dreams Baby" 1965
"What The Font?!" by Kuniichi Ashiya
A manga about fonts. I found the visuals and concept to be interesting.
The Comic Book Story of Video Games by Jonathan Hennessey
A graphic novel about the history of video games.
I found this tutorial to be very useful and this was the main technique I used to create my thesis project.