I decided to do my infographic on the positive and negative effects of gentrification on New York City. To show whether or not gentrification can help neighborhoods within the boroughs. Being from the Bronx I understand how important the culture and diversity can be to a neighborhood, as the neighborhood I lived has gotten better without gentrification.
Romario Herrera a.k.a. Romeo was born in Bronx, NY who is studying at the Pratt Institute, majoring in Communications Design with an emphasis in Illustration. Romeo inspires to be a Comic Book creator with the goal of creating the a Mexican protagonist that explore the Mexican culture in comic book form. Romeo also hopes to be Art Director or an Illustration Teacher after he graduates from Pratt.
It been fun learning how to create a manga/comic book. I now have a better understanding of the trade and am willing to move forward with my craft.
I looked into different methods to color my manga. My first idea was watercolor but it’s too tedious and
So I Copic to use markers like decided Markers but those are really expensive. I looked into other decided to alternatives Markers so I can save money and I found Artist Loft’s Marker which are good alternatives. I learn this from another mangaka Andrea Otilia Voros who is the creator of Saigami which is also published by Saturday AM.
Due to me learning about WhytManga it made want to use dip ink pens to ink my manga as that what most mangakas use to create their manga. I learned about the different nibs that are used in the trade like G nib, Spoon nib, School nib, Japanese nib, Mapping nib,and Soft Mapping nib. Right now I have all of these nibs but the G nib.
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I have started to write my script for my manga and began on drawing the alll cahracter that play an impotant role in the manga. I also found a mangaka that has his own youtube channel WhytManga. He does tutorials on how to properly create manga. He is the creator of Apple Black which is published by Saturday AM.
I have started buying supplies for my personal project. I bought products like Sakura Pigma Micron Pens(got them in multiple sizes) as well I got more mechanical pencils(0.3,0.5, and 0.7mm). I also got the paper I’ll be using for my manga Canson Bristol 11 in x 14 in.
I have finished my outline and I am finally working my script for my comic book. I’ve also started working on designs for the main antagonist for the story. The Professor is a man who is planning to destroy half of NewYork to revive a great evil. There are also sketches of each character that plays an important role within the story.
I am finishing up my outline and will start writing the script for my comic over the weekend. I have also started on thumbnails for the cover and began reading, “thinking with type” by Ellen Lupton in order to understand type. This is so I can learn about typography and incorporate it into my comic book.
I have kept working on my outline for my story. Also, I drawn the characters Zaria and Roxanne in more relax pose.
So far, I have created the title and its front for the comic book. I have also made a color comps for the three main characters.