Family Man Larry

Comicspiration Universe - Case Study

‘There’s a bit of Larry in all of us, his situation is relatable but how he reacts is hilarious‘

Ben Keswick – Creative Lead

Meet LARRY, an ordinary guy, living an ordinary life, in an ordinary town, in an ordinar… you get it.

This guys life sucks; he’s doesn’t work out enough (nearly enough), he has a sliiiiiight addicition to super sweet coffee (but trying real hard to cut down), his kids thinks he’s a total loser (probably accurate) oh and his wife Karen – hates his f*cking guts.

250

Issues printed

61

Issues sold

6

Total contributors

London MCM

May 23

FML stands for Family Man Larry or F**K My Life. The story came first as a dream but quickly shape and molded into a fun and exciting story that draws inspiration from Falling Down with Michael Douglas, Family Guy, Mal Cop and parts of the life of writer Alan Grehan (not the murdering anti hero part FYI).

Finished Comic

Our Process

Comic Design Process Overview

Step One
Step One

The Web of Ideas

We kick off the process by creating a character description document, which includes personality type, wants, needs and fears and anxieties. We then create a story beat-sheet which is an outline of the story – we’ll visit this again in the script writing stage.

Step Two
Step Two

Drawing Outside the Box

Our team of artists will develop the visual style and direction for the comic book, we create character designs, environment concepts and agree on a colour palette for the book too.

Step Three
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Step Three

The Write Stuff

Our writers revisit the story beat-sheet and develop this into a detailed script that outlines the story, dialogue, and narration of the story. The script can include panel descriptions, page layouts and reference material.

Step Four
Step Four

The Red Pen of Doom

Once we have client sign off, our artists create a storyboard of the comic from start to finish so we can review the visual delivery of the story in entirety

Step Five
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Step Five

Pencil Me In

Using the storyboard, our artists create detailed pencil sketches that lay out the composition and detail of each panel of the comic.

Step Six
Step Six

The Fine Line

Our artists then ink each of the sketched panels, creating the final line art.

Step Seven
Step Seven

Colour Me Impressed

We apply colour to the line art, either digitally or by hand, to bring the comic to life based on the previously agreed colour palette.

Step Eight
Step Eight

Let's Get Typographical

Our team adds dialogue, captions, and sound effects to the comic pages.

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Step Nine

The Final Countdown

Finally, we send the completed comic to our printers for production and agree delivery and distribution with our client.

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