How to Color Comic Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 10

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Creators, you are creating! This long challenge is nearly at the end. Tired? Exhilerated? I know I am.

In this next step, we’ll be adding color, which will add another level of artistry and depth to your comic book pages. Not all comics will need color, but it is part of this particular 8-page challenge.

In the Step 1, we reviewed how to plan a story idea for an 8-Page Story. In Step 2, we looked at how to break down your pages and plot. In Step 3, we worked on revisions to the plot. In Step 4, we created character sheets. In Step 5, we scripted our comic book story. In Step 6 we built our thumbnails. In Step 7, we drew page roughs. In Step 8, we penciled real comic pages. In Step 9, we inked the pages.

Now, in Step 10: Coloring, you will add colors to your pages. It’s almost magical.

Post your colored comic book pages in the Step 10 folder in the Create@ComicBookSchool forums.

Chris Sotomayor Colors from Avengers Assemble

We’ve been working from a script that I (Buddy Scalera) wrote for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble comic. Ron Lim penciled and inked the pages.

These brilliant colored pages are by Chris Sotomayor. You can learn more about Chris on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. He also teaches coloring at

Ready, Set, Color!

Okay, so now it’s your turn. If you are participating in the 8 Page Challenge, you should post your rough comic book pages in the Step #10 Coloring Showcase forum in the Create@ComicBookSchool forums. Also, you should feel free to leave comments for the participants to help them improve their work.

Post your inked pages into Step 10: Colors in the Create@ComicBookSchool Forums.

Previous Steps

Step 1: How to Create a Story Idea for an 8-Page Comic | #8PgChallenge

Step 2: How to Plot Your 8-Page Comic | #8PgChallenge

Step 3: How to Revise Your Plot | #8PgChallenge

Step 4: How to Create Character Sheets for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 4

Step 5: How to Write the Script for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 5

Step 6: How to Create Thumbnails for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 6

Step 7: How to Create Page Roughs for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 7

Step 8: How to Create Pencil Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 8

Step 9: How to Ink Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 9


In the meantime, here is the original Announcement of the 8-Page Challenge.


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