Comic Book Creation Story

Creation Story Finished

Creation of the Earth:

At first there was nothing but Nun, the primal ocean of chaos which contained the seeds of everything to come. In this jumble of waters the sun god reposed. Finally, by an exertion of will, he emerged from chaos as Ra and gave birth to Shu and Tefnut by himself. In turn Shu, the god of air, and Tefnut, the goddess of moisture, gave birth to Geb and Nut, the earth god and sky goddess. Thus the physical universe was created.

Men were created from Ra’s tears. Eons passed and Ra grew decrepit, so the ungrateful race of men plotted against Ra. When Ra learned of these plots he angrily called a council of the gods. The gods decided that mankind must be destroyed, and Ra despatched the goddess Hathor to wipe out humankind. Hathor did an effective job of it, killing men by the tens of thousands until only a tiny remnant was left. Then Ra relented, and men were spared. But Ra was thoroughly sick of the world and retreated into the heavens, leaving Shu to reign in his place. At that time the present world was established.

Source: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/m/mythology/summary-and-analysis-egyptian-mythology/the-creation

Longer version: http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptcreation.html

 

For my Comic Book Creation Story, I decided to base mine off the creation story of ancient Egypt. This is mainly due to the fact that I find ancient Egypt to be very fascinating along with its art. Because of this I used a lot of influence to make this comic. Some of these being the long horizontal panels, focus on the characters more than the background, and the characters are mostly flat with minimal shading. Some elements and principles of design that I incorporated were color and line. With color I made the characters mostly similar to what they looked in other ancient paintings. With the backgrounds, I kept them simple with some gradients and kept them in the fell of what was happening in each panel. For instance in the second to last panel, it portrays Hathor destroying mankind, so I made it look fiery with a warm color gradient, which helps give that feeling. With line I used lines to make borders around different areas of color to give it a comic book look to it. Also this is what some ancient Egyptian paintings used too.

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