There are many ways to express stories; one of the most interesting ways of telling a story for me is visually through comics. Before I start to read the first page of the comic, I usually take time to study the cover and try to get a feel for the story. I think that a good cover helps to bring out the atmosphere of the story at first sight – this applies not only for comics, but animation, video games and movies as well. By using things such as environment, custom, expression, composition and contrast, we give the audience insight into the story being told.
In this workshop, I would like to introduce to you some important factors I have learned about making a cover or a poster. Every story has a topic, and it’s important to choose the right style to fit the topic. For this piece, I chose a style mixing Western and Eastern elements.