Comic Process Quiz

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Comic Process Quiz

Read about creating a comic book and answer the questions


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  • 1. 
    Read the following paragraph and answer the question about it Writer •This person, or group of persons, creates the overall story and dialogue of the comic book. It could easily be that this person came up with the idea or concept on their own, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes the story will be completely fleshed out, with instructions as to specific comic panels and characters. Other times, the writer may give a basic plot, coming back later to add the appropriate dialogs.  What is the main point of this paragraph?
    • A. 

      To explain how a comic book writers write their story from start to finish

    • B. 

      To explain the different approaches to writing comic book stories

    • C. 

      To explain the point of this paragraph

  • 2. 
    Writer •This person, or group of persons, creates the overall story and dialogue of the comic book. It could easily be that this person came up with the idea or concept on their own, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes the story will be completely fleshed out, with instructions as to specific comic panels and characters. Other times, the writer may give a basic plot, coming back later to add the appropriate dialogs.  How much of the story is the writer responsible for
    • A. 

      All of the story from start to finish

    • B. 

      Sometimes they flesh the whole thing out sometimes they just come up with the concept

    • C. 

      Just the basic plot

  • 3. 
    Writer •This person, or group of persons, creates the overall story and dialogue of the comic book. It could easily be that this person came up with the idea or concept on their own, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes the story will be completely fleshed out, with instructions as to specific comic panels and characters. Other times, the writer may give a basic plot, coming back later to add the appropriate dialogs.  There is only one writer in a comic book
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Penciler •Once the story or plot is finished, it goes onto the penciller. Like its name suggests, this person uses a pencil to create the art that goes with the story. It is done in pencil so the artist can fix mistakes or change things on the fly. This person is responsible for the overall look of the comic and is a vital piece of the process, as most comic books are often judged solely on their artwork.  What is the main job of the penciler?
    • A. 

      To add value to the comic book

    • B. 

      Responsible for the overall look of the comic

    • C. 

      Fix mistakes

  • 5. 
    Inker• This person takes the pencils of the artist and takes them to a final piece of artwork. They go over the pencil lines in black ink and add depth to the art, giving it a more of a three dimensional look.  How does the inker make the comic look more three dimensional?
    • A. 

      Adding ink over the pencil lines to add depth

    • B. 

      They fix the pencilers mistakes

    • C. 

      Takes them to the final piece of artwork

  • 6. 
    Colorist •The colorist adds color, lighting, and shading to the inks of the comic book. Special attention to detail is critical here, because if the colorist doesnt use the right colors, people will notice. If a character's hair is brown in one scene, then blonde in another, people will be confused.  What is the most important job of the colorist?
    • A. 

      To make sure they are putting the right colors in the right places

    • B. 

      To make sure they follow the inkers instructions

    • C. 

      To add shading to the comic

  • 7. 
    Letterer •During this stage of comic production, the letterer adds the words, sound effects, titles, captions, word bubbles, and thought bubbles. Some creators do this by hand with the aide of an Ames Guide and T-Square, but most people do this via computers.  Which one of these things does the letterer not add?
    • A. 

      Words

    • B. 

      Sound effects

    • C. 

      Titles

    • D. 

      Captions

    • E. 

      Value

    • F. 

      Thought bubbles

  • 8. 
    Which step is most important to the overall look of the comic book?
    • A. 

      Writer

    • B. 

      Letterer

    • C. 

      Penciler