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Art for Comics and Storyboards: What's the Difference?

Posted May 27, 2014 at 1:42pm

Famous Frames artist Trevor Goring and good friend Aaron Sowd are featured in an excellent article by Michael Dooley for, Art for Comics and Storyboards: What's the difference?! 


Film scripts give more latitude to tell the story the way the artist envisions it. A full comic script lays out every frame and the writer often chooses what frames are on the page. In a film script, the artist is the one who breaks down the script beats, visually.

Thor: The Dark World storyboards by Trevor Goring:

Iron Siege comic book page by Trevor Goring:


I grew up with no TV, so when I discovered comics as a kid, they changed my life: they had both words and pictures. I started off reading all the Tintin and Asterix comics that I found at my local library, then I moved on to superhero comics.

After Earth storyboards by Aaron Sowd:

MasterMinds comic book page by Aaron Sowd:

Don't forget to check out the full article!

The Art of Storyboarding By Guest Speaker Steve Werblun

Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:04pm

Yigit Isik of was very impressed by a presentation at the Motion Pictures & Television and Illustration Departments of the San Francisco Academy of Art University by Famous Frames artist Steve Werblun. Steve spoke about his days as a courtroom Illustrator and the importance of a storyboard artist to a film production.

OJ Simpson Trial:

"Well Mr. Werblun made it clear that directing a movie and being the storyboard artist goes very much hand in hand, since storyboard artist (or artists, depending on the budget and the density of the action scenes of the movie) is the first one to visualize the script. The preproduction team, the art department starts to work and they come up with the locations, costumes, characters, visual elements let’s say. But what about the visual storytelling aspect, since what you have is merely a written script? That’s where storyboard artist, in collaboration with the director comes into play. The script says ‘The man in long coat shoots 12 shots in the dark’ and that’s it. The camera angles, character’s gestures, the composition, all is up to the director and the storyboard artist."

Boogie Town - Universal Pictures:

(left) Steve in his studio (right) Presenting at the San Francisco Academy of Art University:

View the full article by Yigit Isik at

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