What makes a comic book easy to read?

How to achieve the flow of a sequence?

Sometimes as creators we can’t see it, and we need other eyes, either from a friend, a relative or an editor. I work with an editor, and he helps me see things that I can’t sometimes see because I’m focused on other aspects such as: how to make the characters look alike on every page, in my technique, in dialogues and other things. And sometimes you become so overwhelmed that you can’t have a conception as a whole of what you are doing. And this is where the editor comes in to help you.

Knowing to tell a story with images is like knowing how to articulate the words when we speak.

Page 3 (Final Version)

LiveForever 1 Page 3

Panel six was the one that underwent a change that marked the difference. The way to read an image is from left to right. By adjusting this, it helped the flow, not only of the scene, but of the dialogues, and this change also helped panel seven. If you can see, the hand of one of the band members was touching Sarah before, but my editor suggested to change her hand and draw it on Sarah’s shoulder in the next panel. This also helped to sequence the dialogues. Although at first, it was complicated to make this change, since my editor saw it when the page was already inked. But ultimately, my editor hit the nail.


Editor’s Notes


I don’t usually ink and then show the finished page to my editor, but when we started working together, it was after I had finished the first few pages. But you have to know that if someone is going to help you in editing, it is important that you first make sketches, like the ones I show below, to edit and then start to intonate, so you don’t work twice.



If you want to see page one and page two, you can do it by clicking on the previous links by visiting the previous articles. Remember that, for now, you’re experiencing the process of my comic, but to enjoy your reading I’ll not share everything with you, better read it entirely once it is published.


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  • Rebeca Alejandra

    Me gustó mucho el artículo 😀 tengo problemas precisamente en ese aspecto, de repente también hago viñetas que se leen al revés, bueno, de derecha a izquierda. Y bueno, apenas empiezo a hacer historietas, por eso gracias por los consejos, admiro tu trabajo 😀

    Saludos! 🙂

  • Verónica Rufo

    Hola Raúl,
    Me parece un ejemplo fantástico de la narrativa fluida en una página de cómic. Me encanta el detalle de los zócalos de escenario para guiar al lector hacia la frase de la amiga de Sarah. ¡Estoy deseando leer el siguiente artículo!

  • Fernanda

    Me pasa a menudo, supongo que es porque estoy acostumbrada al manga.
    Aprender acerca de la fluidez es algo que necesito. Gracias.
    Ya estoy ansiosa por leer el comic 💕

  • Skart-Ilustra

    Un genio tu Editor, mandale un saludo y felicitaciones de mi parte.
    Espectacular el artículo, muchísima info útil que muestra la calidad de tu trabajo y de tu equipo.

  • Ginko

    Gracias por este articulo, la verdad puede ser de mucha ayuda. Sigue asi, soy un gran admirador de tu trabajo, espero poder leer tu comic pronto. 🙂

  • Marg Gram

    excelente raul fantastico bien logrado

  • Karlos F.

    Caray, esto es algo que definitivamente a mi me fallaría mucho, es mas, con decirte que para mi el sentido original estaba bien, yo lo leía bien, pues.

    Pensar en este tipo de cosas incluso hace que me duela un poco la cabeza, pero supongo que es porque uno no esta acostumbrado, con más práctica tal vez eso mejore.

    Gracias por estos tips, de verdad que son muy útiles, hasta para alguien que solo se quede en el lado del lector…

    Saludos…

  • Janio

    Hola Raúl muy buen artículo! Tema aparte no me puedo suscribir. El botón del mismo no funciona. Espero me ayudes con esto, éxitos!