Comic books represent a huge part of our modern mythology. We all know characters like Spiderman, Batman or Wonder Woman who dominate comic book culture and their adventures have become a phenomenon among the comic book fans. There are a lot of reasons why you should self-publish a comic book. It will rarely happen that the major publishers such as Valiant, DC or Marvel hire a writer off the street, so self-publishing comics have been popular and changing an aging industry. However, thinking that self-publishing is here to put large publishers out of business is wrong.
However, these ideas are often static screens, or a view on what the actual product will look like, rather than the journey your user will go through when using it. They allow you the ability to see the wider picture, in some cases beyond the screen, and really understand how your early design hypotheses may affect your user. Sometimes we use journey maps, or flow diagrams to describe this process, and again, these are really valuable, especially in terms of understanding and categorising the different elements Thoughts, feelings, pain points etc of a users movement through your product. This might be a good time to actually define the difference between a storyboard and a comic.
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Show less Comic strips are a fun way to pass time for readers who love a good visual story. Making these static images funny can be challenging at first, but it gets easier to do with practice.