The Early Process Of Creating The Demonolith In ‘The Art Of Comic Books’


Earlier this year, LRM was excited to share with you The Art Of Comic Books features presented by Tim Nardelli.  It is a complete breakdown of the creative process of making a comic book.  Tim goes into detail the steps it took him to make his latest comic book Night Terror. One of the most interesting parts of the feature was the process it took to create the fictional character The Demonolith. If any of you have ever tried to create your own comic book character you know it is not an easy task.  The challenge is even greater when creating something that doesn’t even exist. For Tim Nardelli creating the Demonolith was one of the biggest challenges for the comic book Night Terror.

Unlike Matt Daio, the process for creating The Demonolith was different.  First, this character is a fictitious entity that does not exist in nature. Before doing any drawing that would suggest structure or design to this creature, Tim had to create a series of silhouette drawings to help establish a sense of form as a means to further explore possibilities in design. This is a method that is also used in television and film when creating new characters. Sometimes new characters come naturally to conceptualize, this was not the case for Tim.  In the initial process of creating The Demonolith, Tim hit a roadblock and needed some help to finish the concept.


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Tim recruited the help of Mauricio Ruiz to give him an extra pair of eyes to finish the rough look of the character.  After the help from Mauricio, the full look of The Demonolith was starting to take form.  Although the demonic character only appears in a few pages of the comic book, it was important for Tim to get a 360 degree visual of the character.  Tim noted that he now had a full reference to the character for later use.

You can check out more about Tim’s experience creating the Demonolith in the feature.  The Art of Comic Books is an LRM Exclusive that has been a success with our audience.  Tim Nardelli takes us through the process it took to create his soon-to-be-released comic book Night Terror.  While there are many informative features out there about comic books, what makes The Art of Comic Books unique is its in-depth view of how much work it takes to make a comic book.  From the simple steps like making a storyboard to the complicated process of developing a character from descriptive words to visual art.  The journey is a complicated process and Tim does a great job of sharing the challenges he encounters making his vision come to life. You can check out the feature below and make sure to check back for other exclusives such as interviews with the production team.

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The feature covers the entire process of creating a comic book starting with the script, to storyboarding, conceptualizing, drawing, and coloring. Tim Nardelli will take us through the journey as he brings his newest comic Night Terror to life. His accomplishments include working on the Emmy-winning series Dark/Web on Amazon Prime and Circle which is on Netflix. In addition, Tim has worked on numerous art projects ranging from logo art to graphic designs. Make sure to check out LRM for The Art Of Comic Books exclusives.

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