My friend and I made a small character development meme for personal practice. I decided to put this up in case anyone else wants to do it, as well. Since this is mostly for character development, you can make these comics as sketchy or as prettily rendered as you want.
Character Development Comics- (to make it extra challenging, limit yourself to 4-10 panels)
+Interview style- Have your characters…
1.) introduce themselves
2.) introduce their friends
3.) describe their feelings about their family
4.) (if you have a large cast) describe which characters they dislike and why they dislike them
5.) describe what they would do if they suddenly won a million dollars
6.) describe their feelings about their jobs
7.) what they find attractive and/or desirable in a significant other.
8.) describe their own lifestyle
9.) describe how physically attractive they think they are
10.) describe their overall likes/dislikes
+Situations for your characters…
11.) Your characters are guests and they are served by their hosts their most hated food. What do they do? Do they refuse to eat it? Do they pretend to eat it? Do they “grin & bare it”?
12.) What would happen if they got drunk/high/any other form of intoxication? How would it happen? Ex. If your character is a teetoaller, someone tricks them into getting high. How would they react afterwards?
13.) What would happen if they had to be stuck in a doctor’s waiting room with a highly irritating individual?
14.) Friend brings them a shitty gift. How do they react?
15.) Someone makes fun of your character? What does the mocker make fun of them for? How do they react?
16.) Your character, for some reason or another, has to speak in front of an audience? How do they react?
17.) They have to choose what to do with friends that day? Do they plan ahead? Take control? Impulsively suggest something?
18.) You’re characters are telling ghost stories. How do they react? What stories to they tell? Do they get scared? Do they have NERVES OF STEEL?
19.) They pass a hitchhiker on the highway. Do they keep on driving? Pick them up? If they pick them up, what do they talk about?
20.) What do they do if one of their friends, family members, etc. gets put in jail? What do they do?
+Characters have their own unique mannerisms and ways of reacting to various social situations.
Draw your character reacting to…
23.) A differing opinion
25.) The cold shoulder
26.) Winning something
27.) Losing something
28.) getting caught doing something embarrassing.
29.) Being flirted with
30.) Being nervous about something
-Draw some of your other characters expressing their opinion about the character you selected for this.
-Draw you interacting with your character