Likenesses in comics

In my latest Patreon post (this one is for subscribers) I’m pondering a challenge that comes with making documentary comics: drawing real people who are going to be seeing the finished work.

It can be tricky to get a likeness once, let alone over several panels – and what will people think of how you’ve drawn them?

Read my thoughts and see some examples of the people I’ve drawn so far, over on Patreon.

A woman with bushy eyebrows says "And I'd like your readers, especially younger ones, to see that success, however it's measured - isn't reserved for pretty  people". Image by Myfanwy Tristram.

Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

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