Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (goraina) comes out next month! Here’s a peek behind-the-scenes at the creative process from Raina herself:
Photo 1: This is what my “writing” looks like! I thumbnail out the whole book, and my editor and I edit the story at this stage.
Photo 2: Next, I type up the script and this gets sent to copyediting. The letterer will pull right from this document at the end of the process.
Photo 3: Then, I move on to pencils! I try to keep the energy from my thumbnails in the drawings.
Photo 4: Lastly, I ink over my pencil lines with a brush and India ink. This is the most fun stage of the process for me.
Photo 5: The inked pages are scanned and then sent off to the colorist and the letterer, and the publisher puts the whole thing together. It’s always magical to see the final product!
Here’s some process (and a little preview!) from my upcoming book, SISTERS! The color work is by Braden Lamb. SISTERS will be in stores August 26th.